Sweet Beginnings and Grateful Endings

As November comes to a close and we slip into the busiest month of the year, there is much to be grateful for. One of my favorite things last month was the opportunity to speak about my books to the 5400 Club of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center. While the focus of …

NaNoWriMo: For Those Still in the Game

If you're involved in NaNoWriMo, you've probably begun to have doubts about the words you're putting on the page. Slogging through those wordcount quotas can mean the plot is suffering, characters are wooden, and adverbs are bleeding across the pages. Yikes! But if you've made it this far--more than HALFWAY--you're doing fantastic and deserve to …

Winner Winner, NaNoWriMo, and Favorite Line Fridays

This month is NaNoWriMo. Writers and anyone in the publishing industry already know what that is, but the rest of the world? Probably not. However, the writing community is large and growing all the time. NaNoWriMo is one of the reasons. It's because of this annual writing challenge that many aspiring writers take the plunge …

Favorite Line Fridays – It was cool outside this morning and just because…

This morning, I stepped outside to cool air and sunshine and leaves beginning to turn. The weekends are now football and friends and firepits.  As sad as I am to see summer come to an end, fall is a new beginning. My favorite line this Friday was so easy.  And besides, I love F. Scott …

Favorite Line Fridays – The Nightingale

In this edition of Favorite Line Fridays, I'm going back to 2015's THE NIGHTINGALE. I'm not sure I know anyone who read that lovely book and wasn't a fan. It stayed with me long after I'd finished it and even now, I would happily read it again. Like so many other readers, I raced through …