I had a different blog post planned for today about book covers - but it can wait. We can talk about book covers any time. And we will! I have written and published a number of essays since 2006. By essays I mean creative non-fiction. The truth. I did not start writing fiction until sometime around 2007 or 2008. Last week I decided to reestablish my connection with the Huffington Post. I … [Read more...] about Writing For Real
I was lucky to receive an ARC of Barbara Claypole White's debut novel, The Unfinished Garden. I'm also lucky to say that Barbara is a friend. TUG is a beautifully written love story, the kind you want to read slowly but can't, because you need to know what happens next. It's also the kind of book that's so vivid, you can pretty much smell the gardens Barbara describes. With insight and honesty … [Read more...] about Author Barbara Claypole White Discusses Her Debut Novel, Retail Therapy, OCD, And Fuzzy Slippers
My Writing Journey by Susan Wiggs Although I’ve been a published writer for 25 years, I’ve been a WRITER for twice as long. Storytelling is somehow embedded in my DNA, and I’ve got the evidence to back it up. My very earliest writings were preserved by a doting grandmother, and survive to this day. I was just three years old when I learned to make recognizable marks on paper and call it writing. … [Read more...] about NYT Best-Selling Author Susan Wiggs Shares Her Writing Journey With Women's Fiction Writers
Sit down and hold onto your keyboards for this one! Erica Bauermeister's novel, JOY FOR BEGINNERS, has SEVEN pivotal characters. Ok, you can breathe again. This is a intricately woven tale of thwarting fears and taking chances -- and how seven women, separately as much as together, agree to take on a challenge. For me it was a beautifully written, evocative and enjoyable book -- because it's … [Read more...] about Author Erica Bauermeister Wrote Her First Novel When The Characters Talked To Her. Don't Laugh, Writers. You've Been There!