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This past Saturday I participated in a local writer’s reception at the library one county up from mine. I was excited. I’d spent the day before on the floor of my office with copies of my books, organizing the trilogies and putting them into special tote bags filled with pens, t-shirts, notepads, and bookmarks to … Continue reading It Don’t Come Easy
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If you read through interviews with popular authors, they inevitably get asked the question, “What are your favorite books,” or “Which writers have influenced you the most.” When I began this blog, I swore to myself that I was most definitely not going to turn it into a book review site. As someone who dedicates … Continue reading How to Write a Book
“Once upon a time...” I think that was the phrase that sealed my fate. Like most little girls my age, I grew up on fairy tales. Mystical woods and faraway lands full of simultaneously unreal and all-too-real people and creatures drove my imaginary play. The woods between my house and my friends’ were alive with … Continue reading Once Upon a Time
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I just returned from a long weekend at my “happy place,” an ashram in Massachusetts called Kripalu. As some of you know, one of the hats I wear is that of a yoga teacher (well, I don’t wear a hat when I teach). I try to get up to Kripalu every year or so for … Continue reading Setting the Characters Free
I’m somewhat active on Twitter and Instagram of late. I hadn’t given either platform much thought until my publisher put up my profiles with the understanding that in addition to Facebook, the two social media giants were integral in getting my name and the book out into the public sphere. Of course, with more recognition … Continue reading Everyone’s a Critic
My first in-store book signing was last week. It was amazing. I met some interesting people, including other indie writers who told me about their own work and aspirations to publish. Several people I know showed up, some of whom happened to be out and about, and were surprised to find me there and that … Continue reading Better Late than Never
I’ve found an interesting pattern to my books’ reviews when it comes to sex scenes. People either love them or hate them, depending on their expectations. It isn’t about the acts themselves, though; audiences seem to diverge based on language use. What I’m learning is rather eye-opening. Before I’d written The Persistence of Memory, I … Continue reading Sex and Sensibility