What are the 20 best books ever?

What are the 20 best books ever?

That’s a hard question and one I thought I was supposed to answer. So I pondered it deeply. Part of being a writer is being a reader, and a rewarding part of being a reader is connecting with other readers. I’ve been meaning to get involved with Goodreads, to connect...
Did you hear me scream? My book will be a book!

Did you hear me scream? My book will be a book!

Did you hear me scream? I’m guessing you did. I signed with an indie press last week. I couldn’t be more excited. The years – dare I say almost decades – of perseverance, persistence, and (sometimes) pain are over, and my book will be a book! Thank you to everyone who...
Look up when you’re walking

Look up when you’re walking

As it gets colder out I notice my tendency to look down as I walk. I bundle up against the cold, and keep my face shielded from the wind. But it’s not just cold weather that keeps me from looking up and noticing what’s around me as I walk. And it’s not just me. I’m...
I’m a good mother

I’m a good mother

Okay, this is hard to write. Years ago my husband said to me, “It’s as if you didn’t get enough love when you were a child, so you have an endless need for love and affection now.” At the time I was astounded with how much he understood me. It was like he found the...
I’m aiming for an A-

I’m aiming for an A-

I was having a discussion with someone recently about how hard we all try (well, okay, about how hard I try). At everything. Really, at everything. Even though I think I’ve stopped trying that hard. They recommended I aim for an A-, instead of an A. “Instead of an A,”...