Category Archives: Influences

Three years ago, a fellow author and friend of mine, Jessica Spotswood, wrote an inspiring blog post about her life as a published author. It’s a beautiful, honest piece of writing about how things don’t always work out as you may … Continue reading

Posted in Influences, un-writing Comments Off on The Year of the Dragon(s)

    I was thinking about doing this post around Thanksgiving, since it will mostly be an “I’m grateful for…” post. But I figured I’d give it another month-ish so that I could consider everything that happened to me this … Continue reading

Posted in Influences, Pub Biz, Taste Test, un-writing, Writing Life Comments Off on 2013 – A Wrap-Up!

170 Days until TASTE TEST Meets the World! “Tips of the Trade” are blog posts dedicated to advice about cooking, baking, and the like from professionals and experts. Today’s Tip: Store spices in a cool, dark place, not above your … Continue reading

Posted in food, food life, Influences Comments Off on Tips of the Trade: 3.8.13

176 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world! I’m taking a break from food for a day to write about something — and someone — really important.   If you’re a writer, you know that there is nothing like selling … Continue reading

Posted in Influences, Pub Biz, un-writing, Writing Life Comments Off on A Dash of Real Life: 3.2.13

191 Days until TASTE TEST meets the world!     I love food. I love everything about it — the architecture, the science, the poetry of food. All of it.   I also love Love. I’m a sucker for “once … Continue reading

Posted in food, food life, Influences Comments Off on Love Food, Food Love: Valentine’s Day 2013

A “dash” of something in a recipe is a sidebar, an addition. As I work over the next several months on food-related blog posts prior to TASTE TEST’s release, I know there will be times when I want to write … Continue reading

Posted in Craft, Influences, Writing Life 1 Comment

…but, not in that way… 🙂 I am such a YA writer groupie. I have LOTS of girl crushes on writers I admire. Lots of times, I admire them soley for their writing. Sometimes, though, it’s their blogs and Twitter … Continue reading

Posted in Influences Comments Off on Loving other writers…

YA Highway, one of my favorite writer blogs EVER, holds a Road Trip Wednesday every week, where they ask fellow authors/bloggers/readers, etc. a book-related question. Today’s was, “What was the best book you read in June?”   I have two … Continue reading

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