Lucky & Tough: Gratitude & An Excerpt from "Kit-Cat Clock"

I can’t believe that we recently celebrated three years of publishing at Spider Road Press! It’s been challenging professionally (and, at times, financially), but it’s the best creative adventure I’ve taken so far. I love content editing and I’ve pushed myself to learn more about publishing and marketing. I’ve stared down the barrel of creating […]

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Celebrating Women Writers

As my wee son recovers from cleft palate surgery, I have not had time for much writing beyond a few poems. However, I have continued to make time to celebrate writing by and/or about strong women. That’s why I am so thrilled to recognize writers Andrea Barbosa, Mel Algood & Jennifer Leeper at the upcoming […]

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Cheers to Creative Independence

Happy Independence Day, American friends! This is the weekend that we celebrate the courage, beauty and stubbornness of our great nation. Speaking of courage and stubbornness, it’s the perfect time to reflect on what creative freedom means. When you take a leap of faith (and finances or fundraising) to start your own literary project, be […]

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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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