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The Integrity Advantage

The Integrity Advantage

I couldn’t believe I was back there again!  It had been years since I found myself doing laps around the kitchen compulsively looking for the next bit of comfort food to stuff in my mouth.  It had been ten years since that desire to binge swept over me like a tsunami.  Actually, it had been […]

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Love Letters for Hitler

Love Letters for Hitler

We tend to imagine the relationship between Britain and the fascist dictatorships of Europe as one of clear-cut hostility. A sensible, tolerant nation against a bloodthirsty tyrant; a kind of reassuring, Lord of the Rings-like tale. However, the reality was a great deal more complicated – and a great deal darker. It is in the […]

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Preparing For National Novel Writing Month- And Why Do It

Preparing For National Novel Writing Month- And Why Do It

Why would a professional writer jump into the deep end of this annual novel-writing marathon, and commit to writing 50,000 words (or any number of writing hours) in a month? I can give you three reasons it turned out to be a blessing for me, when I did it in November 2016. NaNoWriMo: Sharpened my […]

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6 Months After Publishing…

6 Months After Publishing…

EDEN turns 6 months old on November 2.  After experiencing a dream come to life on my May 2 “pub day”, I had never understood that’s also when the meter started running on my book’s relevance.   Thirty or sixty days out and bookstores take books off displays and shelves; downright cantankerous with the suggestion of […]

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Q&A with Sarah Landis, Literary Agent Sterling Lord Literistic

Q&A with Sarah Landis, Literary Agent Sterling Lord Literistic

Before joining Sterling Lord Literistic in 2017, Sarah worked as an editor for fifteen years, holding roles at G.P. Putnam Son’s, Hyperion Books, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. Over the course of her career, Sarah has had the pleasure of editing many talented authors including the likes of: Jodi […]

October 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
A Heroine’s Journey: Writing Through the Dark Tangle

A Heroine’s Journey: Writing Through the Dark Tangle

One thing that all writers can agree on is that we are fascinated with the surface of things, or rather, with picking away the veneer from the surface of things. That invisible gauze between thought and process, where all the what ifs wait for us to discover them. To decode. To create story, the stuff […]

October 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
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 […]

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Why Writers Feel Guilty and How to Overcome It

Why Writers Feel Guilty and How to Overcome It

Why should we feel guilty for taking time to write? After all, it’s a passion for many of us, and for some, a way to make a living. We don’t feel like things are “right” in our worlds if we’re not writing, so why on Earth would we ever feel guilty for doing something that’s […]

October 26, 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. […]

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