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The Blank Page: 3 Tips for Starting Something New

Posted on September 29, 2015 at 3:07pm 6 Comments

My first novel, Wishful Thinking, came out in late April, but as any of you who have published books traditionally know, that…


What Is A Book Worth? (And Three Reasons I Am Deeply Discounting Mine)

Posted on September 16, 2015 at 9:00pm 21 Comments

A few months ago, I had drinks with the publisher of a major imprint at Hachette. We were discussing the matter of ebook pricing, as fraught and contentious an issue as there is at the moment in the publishing world. As a party to the Hachette deal with Amazon, he wasn't free to discuss the terms of their…


Publishing First-Time Fiction Over Forty: I Did It, And You Can, Too.

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 7:33am 45 Comments

SheKnows.com recently asked me to write about being a debut fiction writer over forty -- a distinction that puts me in good company, as Randy Susan Meyers pointed out…


Why We Need She Writes Press. (Just The Facts, Ma'am.)

Posted on August 6, 2015 at 2:00pm 28 Comments

I had coffee recently with a woman who founded a literary organization. I'd been looking forward to it for a while: two writerly founders, getting together, talking shop. We had an enjoyable round of getting-to-know-you, and then she asked me, with a look of only faintly concealed, puzzled disdain, why…


Wishful Thinking, my first novel!

I hope you will check it out -- you can read chapter one NOW at kamywicoff.com. 

Profile Information

Who I am:
Founder of SheWrites.com and SheWrites Press, novelist, nonfiction author, divorced mother of two. From Texas, living in Brooklyn, passionate supporter of women writers and the girls of GirlsWriteNow.org.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
kamywicoff.com, @kwicoff, @shewritesdotcom, https://www.facebook.com/KamyWicoff
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Wishful Thinking (A Novel)
I Do But I Don't: Why The Way We Marry Matters
About Face: Women Writers Write About What They See When They Look in The Mirror
Media outlets that I currently write for:
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
Services I offer to other writers:
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Yes, co-founder, along with Nancy K. Miller, of the New York Salon of Women Writers
I found out about She Writes from:

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At 5:06am on November 9, 2015, Carol Hollenbeck said…

just wondering, since i am new to this site, which i think is terrific, however this

morning i did get an email which i would not further open, as it was suspect to

me as a scam from a man,,,and i didn't think men are on this site, so just wanted

to let you know and ask if i did the right thing, i did not open the email from

the man with a weird name to even find out what he wrote,he claimed he got

my info from this site,,, this is not critical, just wondering since i m new at this.


At 11:48am on October 15, 2015, B. Lynn Goodwin said…

Hmmm. This works for me. I sent you the links privately, and I hope you get through this time.You click on "Hooked on Books," didn't you? 

At 6:27pm on October 13, 2015, B. Lynn Goodwin said…

Kamy, I'm not sure where to put this. When you offered a B&N giveaway of Wishful Thinking I took advantage of it. It was thoroughly entertaining and absorbing, and I posted a review of it on Writer Advice at http://www.writeradvice.com. Click on Hooked on Books.

Take a look and put the word out if you'd like to. Thanks for sharing your book. 


At 9:16am on August 16, 2015, Charlene Diane Jones said…

You are entirely welcome! What you give returns to you and you and the other foundation members of SW provide so much by way of support, encouragement, inspiration all I can say is Thank You!

At 6:01am on August 15, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Kamy, you are so very welcome!

I believe in telling people the truth, and not swallowing compliments as so many people do. I stop strangers in the grocery store to tell them I like an item of clothing, or their hair, especially their shoes, and they're always delighted--who doesn't love a heartfelt compliment? I think we all need them now and then to counter the pervasive negativity in our news and daily life (people are so angry these days). Waiting till someone is dead to say nice things does nothing for the deceased, so say it now, right when you think of it. You earned my remark by being you, good woman, so keep rockin' it. You talk the talk, and walk the walk, and lead by example with your positivity and all-inclusiveness. These are powerful antidotes to the trend of trolling and bullying and taking our personal misery out on others, and are one of the ways we'll turn the tide toward a nurturing, supportive, and maybe even peaceful society.

Many thanks for your inspiring example (hope I didn't slobber all over you there, but it's the truth).

Have a wonderful day!


At 5:20pm on June 29, 2015, Leza Lowitz said…

Congratulations! Love the cover and the content!

At 12:15pm on May 6, 2015, Suzanne Shaw said…

Here I am on She Writes. Not surprising, in the wake of such an inspirational evening. I'll be following Wishful Thinking's progress, and of course liking, favoriting, and retweeting the posts and tweets that I see.

At 6:42am on March 13, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Kamy!

Post when you have the time--no pressure--but especially when you find a book that you think everyone needs to read (particularly if it comes from one of our She Writes sisters or brothers!), links to tasty reviews or blogs about books, or something that was helpful in the research stage--really anything about literature goes! This group is all-included, so everyone can play! 

I'm new to this moderator game, and only 8 months into the world of social networking, so I'm bound to overlook something or make a faux pas--please feel free to give me a nudge if there's something I can do to make the group better, or whatever you might think of that I've missed. Most important, have fun!

Also, many, many thanks for bringing a whack of folks with you to this group! That ask really paid off!

May you have the greatest luck on this new journey with Wishful Thinking!



At 10:37am on February 23, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

Hi, Kamy: I posted about Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech last night calling for wage equity!  Woo Hoo!  Yvette

At 6:52am on February 8, 2015, Yvette Heyliger said…

Thanks for the friend request, Kamy!  How old are your kids?  My grandson is four.  To me, he is like a new book being written.  I had two daughters and boys are a whole new world!  My girls would sit and color, play with their dolls, be quite in the library...  He is like a little tornado, ripping and running and karate-chopping!  But I love this "new book" that is being written before my eyes. He is a joy; a handful, but a joy and I love him so.

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