THE DOG YEAR & other True Confessions

THE DOG YEAR & other True Confessions

  ME:  (to my students) “Caveat Emptor!”   STUDENTS: *blank Look* (Apparently they did not see the Brady Bunch episode where I learned about that phrase, so they do not understand my excitement).   ME: “Let the buyer Beware!” (said with serious wisdom imparting face)...
THE DOG YEAR – first chapter sneak peek

THE DOG YEAR – first chapter sneak peek

Chapter One It’s Not About the Breast In the hospital parking ramp, Lucy snuck a glance at a new mother placing her infant into an elaborate car seat. Her husband stood hovering at her shoulder, his hand gently touching her hip. The woman lingered, gazing at the tiny,...
The Book Is Dead! Long Live the Book!

The Book Is Dead! Long Live the Book!

How to Save Books and Keep Reading What You Love *Pick Two* Talk about the books you love. Not just the big famous ones. Leave a review on Amazon or BN.com or Goodreads or all “Like” the book on Amazon, or “Like” the author’s Facebook Fan page, invite your friends to...
Success tips #4, #5, #6

Success tips #4, #5, #6

Stick to your guns when you are right Revise when you are wrong Have the wisdom to know the difference (there’s your tweet) If this sounds suspiciously like the AA credo, well I can’t argue with you there. It’s important to know in both writing and...
How to be a successful writer (SNHU graduation speech 2013)

How to be a successful writer (SNHU graduation speech 2013)

When the MFA class of 2013 graduated I was able to get in the last word, which of course I love. Among other things, I provided a list of 15 items for success as a writer. Actually, if you just read 1 through 14 you will find the 14 things you need to be successful as...