We're giving Pine Street some time off in November, so our author can revisit another, older universe.
Leo, with Precious on his lap, is the first to recognize the old friend who comes back to Pine Street.
The Writers' Vineyard was out of operation for a bit, due to some technical issues. It's back, and it's a good lesson in all the ways we should back up our work (and of course, back each other up, too). More on the importance of backing up here.
Now this is a blog hop for one and all - thanks to fellow author Audra Middleton for her relentless focus on things we love, like, you know, food. Here's how the blog hop works: You follow the path of links in each post, go to each author's page, check out their offerings, and enter their contests. … Continue reading Let’s Eat! (A blog hop for one and all)
Harper Lee passed today, at the age of 89. A woman of many accomplishments I'm sure we'll never know about, she is most honored for writing To Kill a Mockingbird. I'm one of those who considers it among the most beautiful books I've ever read. Among the books I can read often, gleaning something new … Continue reading “Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father’s passing.”
Wrapping up the old year and bringing in the new, my monthly contribution to The Writers' Vineyard invites us to see the Ego as a source for drama in fiction... rather than real life. The Ego, after all, knows well how to create Drama. Conflict. Tension. Spectacle. These form the home turf of the Ego. … Continue reading In the New Year, Befriend Your Ego
Celebrating the turn of the season with thoughts on harvests of all sorts, on the Writers' Vineyard this month. It seems a natural human impulse to mark the changing cycles of the year with festivals and rituals that reinforce our sense of belonging to these cycles, or our wish to master them, or both. Afraid … Continue reading Harvesting Words
Fellow author (read her books! right now!) Audra Middleton is hosting her October villain-fest with interviews and prizes. Now, you can meet the Fox from You, Jane - and find out a bit more about why he tries so hard to be the villain of that story. (Is he? You'll have to read the book … Continue reading Meet the Fox: Audra Middleton’s blog
My contribution to The Writers' Vineyard this month explains my Great-Aunt-Emma's superpower: unconditional love. ...if I had to give Aunt Emma a superpower, it would be unconditional love. Countless of us kids and cousins remember the sparkle in her blue eyes, her warm hugs, her enormous smiles whenever we came within view - and no … Continue reading Hero Stories: On the Writers’ Vineyard
My tradition for July 4 is to declare independence from something important. Not that the British Empire isn't important... oh, wait, right. It's not an Empire any longer, is it. (No offense, Brit friends - it's more that our world doesn't really need that whole Imperial jazz, you know, we seem to get along better without it.) … Continue reading Independence from…