What They Talk About When They Talk About Creativity

A tip of the hat (and an apology) to Raymond Carver for the headline, but it was better than referencing Jurassic World, which wouldn't have made sense at all. This is my convoluted way of introducing a new blog series--From the Art: Creatives on Creativity. In these regular blog posts, I'll be … [Read more...]

“My Writing Process” Blog Tour: Like Partner Yoga, But Without the Wedgie

One of my NBFs, Katana Collins, recently asked: What's your writing process? My response was, What's a writing process? Where can I get one, and will it make my butt look bigger? She wouldn't answer that last one because she's too sweet, but she did give me the chance to participate in an … [Read more...]

Love a Book? Tell the World

                      There have been some books that became as important to me as friends. I've been deeply moved by words, stories, characters that felt real. In the days before social media, the only way to … [Read more...]

Real Pleasures: Bookstores

Barnes and Noble announced today that it will close a third of its stores over the next decade, so it seems like either a good or slightly ironic time for me to celebrate another in my series of real, versus virtual, pleasures: the bookstore.   When I was growing up, bookstores were … [Read more...]

Set Your DVR for “Guilty Pleasures”!

Every four seconds, a romance novel is sold somewhere in the world. Every four seconds. And they (who are "they" anyway?) say publishing is dead. Romance novels, the people who read them, and the authors who write them are the subject of what looks like a totally delightful documentary called … [Read more...]