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Yesterday I received a bulk email from an acquaintance about a book his son had recently self-published. The well-crafted, perfectly appropriate message explained that the son had asked his father to forward a note, written by the son, about the book. The father, conscious of spamming his friends, threw in a line about how any parent would do the same for his kid. He also said that his son was a lot funnier than he was.
Who could blame the man for helping out his son? I certainly couldn't. He also used blind copy in the email, a nice touch in my opinion.
The forwarded note from the son, however, raised the hair on the back of my neck. In it he explicitly asks people to post a review of his book on Amazon, regardless of whether or not they had or planned to read…Continue
You just edited me didn't you?
I did the same thing each morning I walked into the computer lab in which I helped the upcoming generation navigate the dangers of the Internet and the vagaries of Microsoft Word. Those Apple Think Different posters hung on the walls of my room and every single day I silently thought, "Think Different-ly." I really thought it would make as much sense if it were grammatically correct. This was years ago when I worked in an elementary school and my ambitions to be A Writer were wedged around being a single parent, staying gainfully employed and putting gas in the car. I think (I hope) I still have most of these posters tightly, safely rolled up in a cardboard tube somewhere. Thomas Edison, Pablo Picasso and…
When I started to write The Butterfly Groove, which follows my search for answers among my mother’s mysteries from her past, a decade after losing her, I had a hope that I set too high on my list of Miracle Writer Tactics. Not only was I going to write a great book with journalistic integrity, unravel a thrilling family mystery, and, tell it from a dual perspective, I was also going to open people’s minds about who my mother was to them. I was going to make them see why she behaved poorly sometimes, and greatly others. They were going to reassess and empathize that her being sick for nearly 20 years takes a toll on somebody, and that she couldn’t be blamed for her illnesses, as a lot of them liked to believe. (“She was too stressed out, they’d say, “She was…Continue
Choosing the perfect accommodation for a business trip can be daunting especially if you are doing it for the first time. Below are some tips as to how you can pick the best accommodation for your needs.
Check the reviews
It’s important to get feedback from past guests, but you must bear in mind that people are more likely to leave a negative review than a positive one. So dig deeper and see if all of the reviews have a common theme to them that might lead to you…
Are you practicing it…gratitude? Do you make it a point to give thanks for all the good in your life? Do you get up in the morning and as your feet hit the ground say “thank you” for being here- another day on this glorious earth? Or do you get up, throw the covers off and then utter and expletive and literally…
I meditate, but only for 10-minute stints, and I don't do it every day. I’m a very sporadic and inconsistent yogi. I've never been to an ashram and probably never will.
Yet, I claim to live a (sorta) mindful life. I can sit in traffic or get horribly lost and…
Soooo I made a book trailer for The Darkest Light. It's kinda cheesy, but it was something I just threw together in, like, half an hour so...yeah, it's not a serious trailer. It was just something a threw together quick.
Book Giveaway Aug 31 – Sept 12: You have a chance to win a signed two-book set of historical fiction, Katia and For Maria. To enter the contest, make a comment about the interview. Hard copy: U. S. and Canada
Katia centers on post-WWII and the Cold War in East Berlin, Germany, and the sequel For Maria deals with the “Kindertransport,” 1934-1945, during which thousands of children were saved from concentration camps and fostered overseas to…
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