Tag: novel

  • A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    A Few of My Favorites: BOOK GIVEAWAY!!!

    The first thing I usually do after preparing a manuscript for publication is to read new work. That's right. I start reading all the books I didn't have time to read prior. Currently, I'm reading MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON. The book got great reviews[..]
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  • Straight out of a Novel

    Straight out of a Novel

      Daughter Shelby called me this morning. Or maybe I called her (who can remember these things after watching The Great British Baking Show, which, yes, I know is an oxymoron). Today was Shelby's last day at the law office where she has worked for[..]
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  • Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    Fiddleheads: Giveaway

    This is no joke. It's time to register for the giveaway from Fiddleheads. All you have to do is leave your name. I'll select a winner in the next week and Fiddleheads will ship you something fabulous. Maybe one of their bunnies. Or some of[..]
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  • Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist

    Crook’s Corner Book Prize Longlist

    Editor's Note: Just wanted to share this bit of happy news with you all. Mother of Rain has been chosen as one of the debut novels competing for the Crook's Corner Book Prize. I get all water-eyed about this because I know some of these[..]
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  • Mothers & Mental Illness

    Mothers & Mental Illness

      My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in[..]
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  • HEROES OF HOPE AND HEALING

    HEROES OF HOPE AND HEALING

    This was posted first at the Vietnam Memorial Wall Foundation blog.  By Karen Spears Zacharias Some people know them as the “Yellow Hatters”, the familiar park service volunteers dressed in bright yellow shirts and matching hats who stand ready at The Wall. Ready to help with a pencil[..]
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