Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Finished it in a day. I was at the tipping point and this pushed me over the edge. Made some massive changes. Immediately. I love how the book doesn't focus on a prescriptive plan, but instead gives guidance and trusts that if the reader is invested, she will do what is best for herself and … Continue reading Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

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

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat

How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat (Harper Teen - August 15, 2017) My rating: 5 of 5 stars One of my top 5 YA books of 2017 and a mandatory read for parents, teachers and administrators, this story of social anxiety, depression and the lure of social media to replace real life is frighteningly … Continue reading How to Disappear by Sharon Huss Roat