Creative Ideas Flowed at Writefest 2017

Writefest 2017 was a wonderful week packed with inspiring workshops and fascinating panels. Heartfelt gratitude to Layla Al-Bedawi and Holly Walrath for organizing the conference, and to all the volunteers who kept things humming along. I was honored to present an authors’ chat with flash fiction legend Kathy Fish! Skilled, modest, and creative, she offered […]

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My Gratitude Book

The first collection that I have curated since becoming a working mom comes out in less than two weeks! I am thrilled! And I am also a little nervous, very proud and pretty gosh-darned tired. I can’t wait for y’all to read the four unique and suspenseful novellas in here. This book has been a […]

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Graphic Novel Review: "Blacksad"

Philosophical Noir, Neo-Nazis & a Tough Feline Hero A graphic novel has to tell a damn good story to garner my attention. Until five years ago, the only graphic novel I really admired was the powerful Holocaust story Maus. Boy, was I missing out on a rich, diverse genre. Mystery fans, take note of Blacksad, […]

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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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Exclusive Collection Celebrates Diverse Voices

I am thrilled to announce the upcoming publication of a unique, diverse collection of poetry and art by women from all over the world, In the Questions! It is not only an embodiment of a range of women’s experiences expressed poetically, but also the result of generous, skilled poets and artists banding together to help the mission-oriented indie publisher that […]

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The Beauty of Holiday Book Swaps

One of my favorite parts of the holidays is the tradition of the Secret Santa Book Swap. It is the perfect marriage of the holiday spirit and sharing the book that stole your heart this year. While I was living abroad in Asia, I could not find a fiction book group that lived up to […]

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#GiveaBooK and Give That New Book Smell

  By now, you’ve probably noticed that readers are posting and Tweeting #GiveaBook everywhere this week, and it warms my heart. It is always important to encourage friends to share the magic of reading, and support their local authors, but this month the message means even more. Penguin Random House has chosen Save The Children […]

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