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Rueful Crime Writing & Crime-lettes

Rueful Crime Writing & Crime-lettes

  It’s the motives rather than the gruesome, violent and bloody details which interest me about crime. In fiction, often my narrator’s tone is rueful rather than brutal when things don’t go as planned.  Especially if the narrator intends removing a seriously unpleasant character. And maybe is the avenger as well as the sleuth. Getting […]

October 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Cosmic Grin

The Cosmic Grin

The Cosmic Grin The circumstance was familiar. I sat at the altar, eyes closed, asking for guidance. Show me the way, I implored. You see, I was writing a book. A book about Shakti, the divine feminine. And I had no idea where this impulse to write a book came from. And of all things, about […]

October 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drop Your Drawers

Drop Your Drawers

I started writing in third grade. I went to Public School 173 in Flushing, New York. Flushing is a horrible name for what was a pleasant neighborhood of brick homes with small backyards. The street on which I grew up had just two ethnic groups: Orthodox Jews and Conservative Jews. The important thing about P.S. […]

October 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Writing After 70

Writing After 70

One of the first questions I usually get at book signings or in front of groups is how I managed to write, publish and sell four novels in the five years after I turned seventy. The honest answer is I didn’t. I had drafts of Ratham Creek, Maternal Harbor, and Harbored Secrets on a shelf […]

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adventures of a Closet Writer

The Adventures of a Closet Writer

Whenever I mentioned that writing was my hobby, it was usually met with a raised eyebrow. As if somehow I was a little bit odd. That was fine, I’d never had time to take it seriously. I was a mother of three who worked part-time. How was I supposed to find time to write? Any […]

October 17, 2017 | By | 1 Reply More
Own Your Truth

Own Your Truth

Hello, my name is Amy Impellizzeri, and I am addicted to … My newest novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA, centers around a woman who ends up in rehab for social media addiction, and I confess that the idea for this novel came to me in jagged pieces over the last few years in which I […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nomadic Lifestyle And Writing

Nomadic Lifestyle And Writing

I’ve got the boxes broken down and stored in my garage. There’s a stack of plastic storage bins next to them. I ought to give them away. I’m determined not to need them again and the thought of dragging them out gives me hives, but I can’t quite let them go. I spent seven moves […]

October 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Unexpected Pleasures Of Writing A Book

The Unexpected Pleasures Of Writing A Book

I am in the middle of my third novel. And frankly, I can’t think of the first pleasure of writing, let alone any unexpected ones. Because right now, I just want to run naked out into my field, amongst the cows, coyotes and raccoons, screaming “these characters are making me crazy! Aaaggghhhhh!!!” But alas, the […]

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Journey from Entrepreneur to Author

The Journey from Entrepreneur to Author

I am the owner of ttcInnovations, a small business dedicated to creating training solutions for clients that drive employee performance. This is a tough industry, dominated by big-name companies. Overcoming the name-recognition, woman-ownership and small-business stigma is just one of the battles I face as I work to expand my company. Remaining relevant to my […]

October 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
How Motherhood Influences My Writing

How Motherhood Influences My Writing

When I first told people that I had a book being published, the number one question people would ask me was, “Where did you find the time?” What I don’t even bother telling them is that I’ve got a computer filled with several other completed manuscripts that I hope will someday find a published home. […]

October 8, 2017 | By | Reply More