My literary tour, Around the World in 80 Books, has seen the light of day. I cracked open the cover to the introduction and right away there was a reference that I’m adding to my list. David Damrosch said he fell into another world as he read, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.Continue reading

New Book Release Coming Soon!

The end of the week is finally here and my fingers are itching. I’m so close to pushing the publish button, it’s hard to hold myself back because I take my own advice. I need to do a few more rounds of proofs before I launch my next journal. Yes, the big day is finallyContinue reading “New Book Release Coming Soon!”

Ready to Launch?

Another week is passing at the start of the year, and I need to ask if you’re ready to launch? Have you even made a plan to get published this year? I know the idea can feel like you’re buried under the mountain, not at the bottom but making a plan is the best wayContinue reading “Ready to Launch?”

Traveling the World Through Books

My list of books is growing for 2022. I decided that my first books of the new year are going to help me travel the world through words, since many borders that I want to cross are closed. My fingers just pressed the buy button and a new book by, David Damrosch. I’m about toContinue reading “Traveling the World Through Books”

Book Review Update

Have you found your quiet alley yet? Or, wandered through some unknown city? I’m trying by reading a new book but the style wasn’t what I expected. I wanted the poetry of Paris. Yes, the sappy read with a glass a wine and maybe a little romance. The recommended read did make me laugh aContinue reading “Book Review Update”

Writing Time

Following my own prompts and sharing of resources for writers, it’s time to put own a short of my own. I need to practice my own story telling. I wrote a short piece for today. This may turn into a longer story in the future. My inspiration was the new novel that I started thisContinue reading “Writing Time”

Book Read

This morning my front door opened and I saw the light blank of white on the side walk as my husband left for work. I prompted turned around and decided to return to my layers of warm blankets. The winter blah got me again, and I decided to stay inside today. Plus I had theContinue reading “Book Read”

The List

One thing I told readers of my blog is to keep an open mind when it comes to getting published. We tend to think only of traditional full length novels but there are several ways to get your foot in the door. For example, short story writers have become more recognized and made the PulitzerContinue reading “The List”

Food For Thought

Last evening was another glimpse of sunlight after 4:00 pm. Again, my eyes drifted up to the orange colored sky in the east and I started to think of ice cream. An orange dreamsicle sat on the tip of my tongue and my mouth watered a little bit in the middle of traffic. Yes, somethingContinue reading “Food For Thought”

Last Sliver of Daylight

I turned the corner out of downtown and made my way onto the exit to head back home in the procession of cars. As usual, the overhead signs flashed with an accident near an exit ramp and I let out one of those tire sighs. The way home is always the same when you’re inContinue reading “Last Sliver of Daylight”