It’s the holidays – you mean I still have to write?

Yes, kittens, you do. You want to write because it’s the holidays. If you’re me, you NEED to write because it’s the holidays. Fortunately for you, my friends at Press 53 invited me to come up with a prompt for December’s 53-word story contest. That’s right, fifty-three words. C’mon. Here’s the link to the contest…

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“…makes a reader feel as if someone is holding their hand” through the process of writing about grief.

Writer and book blogger Rhiannon Johnson read and reviewed Braving the Fire for Atlanta’s Buckhaven Lifestyle magazine. You can click on the image or this link to read the December issue of Buckhaven Lifestyle magazine. Rhiannon’s “Page Turners” write-up appears on page 23. Wowee! I’m so glad that my intention comes through the page. Thanks for…

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You’d think a rabbit wouldn’t need a manual, or, a field trip

You would think, rabbits being known for what they’re known for, that they wouldn’t need a manual for making more rabbits. And yet, here’s a snap of what appears to be a textbook for that study, taken in the rabbit and chick breeding space at the gorgeous White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Ga.   (Okay,…

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Small Business Saturday, or, keeping the dollars in your community

Back in September, author Sherman Alexie (yes, I am a fan-nerd of his poetry, fiction, and YA and general arch-smartness) sent around a letter to authors encouraging us to chip in and hand-sell books at our favorite indie bookstores on Small Business Saturday. Anything Sherman Alexie wants me to do, even though I don’t know…

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Thinking about getting started writing “the tough stuff?”

A tumult of holidays, family-time, and the wearing of coats and better clothing are coming up in the Judeo-Christian world. I’m not a turkey eater or a Christmas-tree decorator. My menorah was  made almost forty years ago out of copper plumbing pipes by my arty, handy, born-in-a-Siberian prison grandfather (and I really love this artifact…

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