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If She Writes Has Meant Something To You, Please Support Me Today.

Posted on June 28, 2015 at 5:30pm 24 Comments

Dear She Writers,

Six years ago today, June 29th, Deborah Siegel and I opened the virtual doors of this community, She Writes. Our vision was simple: in the rapidly changing, head-spinningly complex world of publishing, writers--and women writers in particular--needed a place to come together to share…

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Who's Going to BlogHer? I've Got A 30% Discount For You.

Posted on June 21, 2015 at 5:30pm 1 Comment

In a month, I'll be attending one of my favorite conferences on earth, BlogHer, right here in New York City. If you aren't familiar with it, check out the agenda for this year and have your mind blown. This year, I'll be attending…

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Has She Writes Had An Impact On Your Writing Career? Tell Us How!

Posted on June 8, 2015 at 11:30am 15 Comments

In just a few weeks, on June 29th, it will be six years since Deborah Siegel and I opened the doors of this virtual community. We started with forty founding members, including Gretchen Rubin, Francine Prose, Amy Sohn, Hope Edelman, and Christina Baker Kline, just to name a few, and we are now more than…

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Do Bookstore Events Sell Books? Who Cares. They're Awesome.

Posted on May 25, 2015 at 4:30pm 8 Comments

Last Wednesday, I took a 6:40 a.m. flight home from San Francisco. Why so early? So I could land in New York in time to have dinner with my kids. (This month, I really needed the in-two-places-at-once time travel app I gave the main character in my novel!) In just four weeks, I'd been to…

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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:
None
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
No
Services I offer to other writers:
shewritespress.com
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:
Myself!

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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!

Cheers,

CW 

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.

At 2:29pm on January 27, 2015, Christine Keleny said…

That's wonderful. It sounds like a good program.

Christine

At 12:19pm on January 27, 2015, Jo Ivester said…

Sure thing, Kamy.  It sounds like a wonderful program.  We have something similar in Austin called Badgerdog for high schoolers and Badgerpup for elementary school kids.  It's not targeting girls, but kids from at-risk homes.  Very inspiring to hear their stories.

It's great that you're involved with them.  I'm sure you're making a difference.
Regards,
Jo
At 9:00am on December 30, 2014, Susan Brandt said…

Thanks for the invite. Your blog is really a welcome addition to my writing universe.

At 3:33pm on July 16, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Love it when someone else understands why I NEED all those books!

At 6:30pm on November 23, 2013, Jenni Ogden said…

Very thought-provoking post and exactly what I needed to read! The hardback/paperback thing is very crazy; I had to insist in my contract that my psychology trade book was NOT first published as a hardback, because as it would also be used by university students, as a hardback it would be ridiculously expensive. My previous text is only bought in hardback by libraries; everyone else always buys the paperback. So of course this is even truer for most fiction. Congratulations on getting a traditional deal for your novel and even more so for doing your pros and cons and deciding on the She Writes Press path! (Imagine if you had decided to go with the big publisher; what would that have signaled to all we She Writes press hopefuls!)

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