Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Dear Authors: When a book character is eating in a book, just let her eat. Eating is fuel and it’s healthy and it’s normal. Don’t subject readers to YOUR internal dialogue reflecting disordered eating that you have been brainwashed by diet culture into thinking is normal. Let your characters order food in a restaurant without … Continue reading Dear Authors: Stop Normalizing Disordered Eating

Sarah Aronson Introduces Me!

Sometimes when chasing your dreams, a magical thing may occur. The stars will align (or maybe Twitter actually works?) and a respected figure in your dream field will reach out to YOU! And that's what happened to me when I announced my critique services for authors a few weeks ago! I am absolutely honored to … Continue reading Sarah Aronson Introduces Me!

Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Dear Authors, After writing two pieces this month on authors and social media, I have had some additional time to reflect and discuss this issue with various authors, publicists and readers. The vast majority of authors have said THANK YOU, readers and reviewers have said YES, EXACTLY THAT, and publicists have said THAT'S WHAT WE … Continue reading Deep Work and Social Media as Marketing for Authors

Dear Authors ~ Part 2

Dear Authors ~ Wow, who knew so many of you wanted/needed advice on engagement? The response to yesterday's post has been surprising to me, so I'm sacrificing my 5 am reading time to pound out Part 2 right away. Before I head into tips, though, I just want to say that I was absolutely serious … Continue reading Dear Authors ~ Part 2

Dear Authors – Let’s Chat About Engagement

Dear Authors, I wrote something on Twitter recently that seems to have been popular with the author world, so I thought I would expand on it a bit. I am a reader, a librarian, and a book reviewer. I am very active on Goodreads, Instagram and Twitter. I consider myself to be at least a … Continue reading Dear Authors – Let’s Chat About Engagement

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas

The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas (Flatiron - August 29, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stunning, sweeping, mind-bending - this is a doorstop of a novel that touches on the very deepest core of motherhood and womanhood, while simultaneously showcasing the best short stories I have ever read.......as part of the … Continue reading The Resurrection of Joan Ashby by Cherise Wolas