Facebook and Twitter and Blogging–Oh My!

You know you're over 30 when you're talking to other writers or creative types (which, in my opinion, is anybody), and this question comes up: "I'm so busy writing--do I really have to post on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, and blog, too?" Short answer: Yes. Yes, you do. Longer explanation: … [Read more...]

Writing, part 4: The recipe for success

"Finally!" you're saying. "She's going to tell me how to get my book published!" Well . . . sort of. Since I hate having to read an entire blog, magazine article, or book to get to the point of the tantalizing title, I'll cut to the chase. The recipe for success, whether you're writing a book … [Read more...]

No Kid Hungry: Your $ matched now!

Ah, the holidays: We've just finished one big meal, and we're already planning the next. Between those two is a day where people storm shops to buy stuff, extending pepper spray instead of good will to all men. 'Tis the season to be jolly! And, for a staggering 16 million children, hungry. In … [Read more...]

BYOB (Be Your Own Boss)

I got laid off on a Friday afternoon. I ate a lot of pasta that night. I gave myself the weekend to feel sorry for myself. On Monday morning, I went back to work. What work? I had no job, no prospects; we were in a recession where no one was hiring and companies were barely giving freelance … [Read more...]

Happy Bittersweet Anniversary

This month marks the third anniversary of the publication of Cherries in Winter, and I have to say this is something of a bittersweet birthday for my book. I wrote Cherries as a response to the collapse of not only our economy, but a way of life. I guess you could say our comfort bubble … [Read more...]