Happy Leap Day, everyone. An extra day (!!) to write and submit and obsess and waste time not writing and then even more time by obsessing over why you’re not writing. Mondays, I submit (submit to the master, oh lord, do I sound like I might write “Fifty Shades of Grey” wannabe erotica, lol?). And… Read More A little extra, for Leap Day
Fifteen years later, I see him again. In the green, wet world of rain. We wear sandals, our toes damp and plump. His mouth is the only thing dry. We’re older now, and ruined. Our words spit scabs, salt cutting tongues. Such is love, in the now, in the future of our perfect selves. Read… Read More New work up at 101 Word Story
The Outskirts of Hope, Jo Ivester, 2015: She Writes Press, 238 pages I finished this book a few days ago and on one hand, I loved it. On the other hand, there were parts I found frustrating. Yet, it was truly engrossing. I read it in one day (it was a raining-hard-with-tornado-warnings-staying-inside-and-reading sort of day).… Read More Review: The Outskirts of Hope
I love this post by Kevin Brennan on the real cost of paid reviews, and it’s worth a good read. Like it or not, there are writers out there paying big bucks for reviews with the purpose of pushing their books up on the Amazon rankings, and sadly, it’s working. Sadder still, many of these… Read More Paid reviews–is it shady business?
Saturday, I took a break from writing and my sister and I walked over the newly constructed bridge to Manayunk to watch the Mummers Mardi Gras Parade. Until I visited Philly, I had never heard of a Mummer. Then I read an article in the newspaper and knew I had to see them. Last year,… Read More What I do when I’m not writing
I’m embarrassed to admit this, but even though I’m a writer, who very much depends on book bloggers and their reviews, I never gave much thought behind how difficult it is to write reviews, week after week. Until I started posting my own reviews on this blog. Then it hit me: It’s hard, hard, hard… Read More Hello, Julie Valerie, book blogger extraordinaire
I just found out that my story “Milk” is up at 100 Word Story. Here’s the beginning. Trust me, it’s very short and readable because, you know, 100 words and all): Milk In the beginning, I cried for it. Yet each night after dark, I threw up that sour formula, that fake milk warmed in glass… Read More New work up at 100 Word Story