Curing Kitchen Clutter

I’m a bit of a clutterbug. My husband just raises a skeptical eyebrow when I point to photos of Einstein’s messy desk as proof of my mad genius. If shelves overflowing with books makes me a “hoarder,” I reject all calls for an intervention. But when it comes to our shared spaces, like the kitchen, Read More …

When the Critic Doesn’t Know Your Name

It’s one thing to belong to, and get feedback from, a local writing group where everybody knows your name. It’s quite another to get constructive criticism from someone who has nothing but your words by which to judge your writing and who isn’t constrained by friendship in giving it. One reason to join OWFI and to Read More …

A New Leaf for Lyle Finishes in Top 10 in Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll

  A New Leaf for Lyle is a Top 10 Finisher in the Annual Preditors & Editors™ Readers’ Poll! This children’s picture book was nominated and awarded in three categories: 2nd Place in Children’s Books: http://critters.org/predpoll/novelchildrens.shtml 2nd Place in Artwork: http://critters.org/predpoll/artwork.shtml 4th Place in Cover art: http://critters.org/predpoll/bookart.shtml Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for us! Read More …

Short Story Contest

Write a new, original short story on your own blog using whatever is in your Spam or Trash folders for inspiration. (For an example, see Spammerview, but make yours different!) If you have nothing in your own Spam bucket, borrow something from Spomment of the Day. Post a link to your entry in the comments below. Read More …

A Book Warming Party

I am so excited – tomorrow, I will be hosting a Book Warming Party for fellow writer Cairn Rodrigues, author of The Last Prospector. The original plan was to host a virtual book tour whistle stop and signing down by the train station, but neither of us could whistle, and once we got to laughing Read More …