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Your First Book Is Being Launched! You Better Do This!

Your First Book Is Being Launched! You Better Do This!

After a long, tortuous, 520 days on submission, my debut novel, What The Valley Knows, will be published by Black Rose Writing in early 2018. It feels like I’ve won the lottery. This is it—my chance to break through, to turn my dreams into a reality—to be a working author. Please don’t let me mess […]

October 20, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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
Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 3: Advice From The Experts

Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 3: Advice From The Experts

Part 3 of our Sex In Women’s Fiction Series, Read part 2 HERE It’s surprisingly easy to write bad sex. In fact, cringeworthy sex scenes are so ubiquitous that the UK magazine, Literary Review, hands out an annual award to distinguish the somewhat awful from the truly terrible. According to their website, the purpose of […]

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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
Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 2: Sex Sells (Sometimes)

Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 2: Sex Sells (Sometimes)

Part two of our Sex in Women’s Fiction series: Read Part One HERE Before we went out on submission with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World, my agent, Jennifer Johnson-Blalock, asked me to make a few revisions. The goal was to make the book stronger and more saleable to readers and publishers alike. […]

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Why I No Longer Read My Book Reviews

Why I No Longer Read My Book Reviews

Reviews cause writers angst. We need them, we fear them, and, in my opinion, too often, we take the time to read them. I LIKED MY LIFE came out with two starred reviews from Library Journal and Booklist, and kind words from Kirkus, but Publisher’s Weekly was decidedly unimpressed. That same pattern followed me on Goodreads and Amazon. Over a four […]

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Q&A with Lydia Kang

Q&A with Lydia Kang

Lydia Kang is an author of adult and young adult fiction, poetry, and narrative non-fiction. She graduated from Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine, completing her residency and chief residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City. She is a practicing physician who has gained a reputation for helping fellow writers achieve […]

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