This Writing Mom Writes A Poem

I respect all women who write. But, before my adoption leave, I confess I didn’t really uderstand the communities, blogs, and social media groups about Moms Who Write. “Being a mom who writes must be hard,” I thought, “but being a teacher of kids who writes is hard, being a nurse who writes is hard-writing […]

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76 Words About My Writing Life

This winter, I was challenged to create a response to a quotation that inspired me. Bhanu Kapil’s call for courage and tenacity inspired me to share some of the facets of my writing life that keep me going, despite the unfinished chapters and those terse rejection emails every writer gets at some point. “I give […]

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Celebrating Inspiring Women

Who inspires you? Are there women writers, artists, and/or activists who have majorly impacted how you think and work? If so, March is the perfect time to thank them, in person, on the page, and in the community. Write Amazon reviews of your favorite author’s books. A few stars and one sentence means so much […]

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Blessings and Books

Dear Readers: Happy holidays! I wish you precious time to savor with family and friends and good novels to read. This festive season of laughter is also a time of reflection. It is a great time to count your blessings – and mine start with you, my readers. I am so grateful for your interest […]

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The Evolution of Suspense

Stories twist and evolve. One summer while I was studying at Barnard College of Columbia University, I took a job at a farm stand. Between studying with friends and a financial aid work-study job in the stacks, I felt like I’d spent far too much time in the library in New York. (And I love libraries!) […]

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