Reading, Loving: WARRIOR POSE by Brad Willis aka Bhava Ram

Warrior Pose

Finally, a yoga book for guys! I say that because WARRIOR POSE is not your average book about someone finding themselves on the yoga mat. I love yoga memoirs, but this one is different, perhaps because the author was far from being a spiritual seeker who found enlightenment while bent into a … [Read more...]

How to Edit Your Life

Subtract

Maybe it’s the season - the end of one year, the beginning of the next, when people toss out the old and open their arms to the new. Maybe it was the storm, the floodwaters drowning years’ worth of stuff saved but forgotten until it had to be thrown away. Or maybe I’m just getting older and more … [Read more...]

Day 2 of the 12 Days of Cherries Giveaway: Audiobook!

Cherries in Winter on audiobook

Today's prize is the audio version of Cherries in Winter - perfect for people who like to listen to books while they travel or work out. Or maybe you know someone who has a vision impairment who likes hearing their prose. Either way, I've got one copy of Cherries in Winter: My Family's Recipe for … [Read more...]

Cherries in Winter: The First Chapter

Cherries, chapter 1!

As part of my 3rd anniversary celebration of Cherries in Winter, and as a teaser for those gifts I mentioned (coming soon; stay tuned!), here is the first chapter of Cherries. I hope you enjoy it, and please leave a comment to let me know what you think! CHERRIES IN WINTER: CHAPTER 1 January … [Read more...]

Is this the year you write your novel?

writing

One of my best holiday gifts came from a reader: Hello Suzan-- First, I wanted to thank you for writing such an engrossing book (Cherries In Winter). I gave it to my mother-in-law for Christmas, as we share a love for good food, family and history, and she has sent me numerous emails … [Read more...]

I Miss (Being) the Merry Recluse

I'm supposed to be writing additional chapters for the paperback version of Cherries in Winter, which will be out in mid-October. However, I've been doing everything but that, and I can't even blame it on procrastination, the only sport at which writers excel. No, this is plain old garden variety … [Read more...]