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  • Wonderful essay!  I don't mind those 'on-the-spot' conversations.  Mama raised me to b...ay be completely different once I actually sell a book.  I could go into panic mode. But then... that's what the...
  • Ah, the intorverted writer finds herslef in a crowd, I know the scenario well.  The ve...ple I don't know I still have the tendency to be a wallflower. I'm in observer mode afterall. But, I now teach wr...
  • Thanks SO MUCH for all the feedback on what I've written about self-publishing my own memoir, "Cheap Cabernet: A Friendship" -- and just for your WONDERFUL support in...
  • Update: I'm now on Week 3, in Portland, and things are still going great!  Reasonably...store events (and then mailing the leftovers home). Ah the glamorous life of a modern author...
  • Yes, mountains of oyster shells and empty bottles of fine wine -- the telling detail that seems to signal the rich, sophisticated life of American expatriates in Franc...
  • Hi Juliet, thank you for your comment. I didn't like the idea of having just me and a bunch of books with food and wine. Too much focus just on me. This way it has a lively feel and people are having fun while hopefully getting the word out about the book and selling! 
  • Gina, Thank you so much for your comments. This would be so much better over a cup of.... While Harlequin does post guidelines, their writers are not sending away for model kits and simply applying glu...
  • Fabulous story, Bella. I'm going to go LIKE your book page :) It's good to know that sharing your personal stories were what attracted your fans.  Sometimes I fear sha...
  • I couldn't agree more. Just sit yourself down with a bottle of good red wine and a simply prepared meal and a handful of warm-hearted guests, and toast to the possibility of inner peace.
  • Interesting article. I had a writer's dream life too - slightly debauched and dog-eared - most of the debauchery was of the red wine and silk pyjamas variety. The real...