Archive for the ‘This and That’ Category

Blush…

Yesterday, after I was done with my day of writing, I sat down to read my daily round of blogs. Imagine my surprise when I opened my friend Bethany Hegedus’s blog and saw my name. She was talking about an …

 

G2G

Three books
Three nights
Three teens

Gone to Galveston

 

Stand and Be Counted

Earlier this week, I woke up from a dream in which I saw thousands of parents, teachers and children circling the Texas Capitol. All of us were holding umbrellas to suggest that the Legislature shake some money out of the …

 

Smile

Many years ago, my best friend Lyn called me from New York City and said, “Guess what happened on my way to work today?”

What?

“I walked out of our loft and the garbage man whistled and said, “You and …

 

Quotable Tuesday-Donna Bowman Bratton

Donna Bowman Bratton

If I were to pick up the phone and call Donna Bowman Bratton right this very minute, she would be writing. Not necessarily sitting in front of her computer, writing. No, she might thinking about her latest …

 

Whole Lot of Writing Going On…

Writing conferences, that is…

First up, Jeannette Larson will be at Book People this Saturday, March 5 @ 11am to give a talk about Loving the Librarian. Larson, a former librarian, imparts the secrets of this essential but often overlooked …

 

Dear Teen Me

Back when I featured E. Kristen Anderson, I didn’t mention this other cool thing that she does. She and Miranda Kenneally host a blog called Dear Teen Me where writers write letters to their teen selves. Advice letters. Reassurance …

 

Quotable Tuesday-Bethany Hegedus

Please meet my friend and author Bethany Hegedus.

In terms of time, Bethany and I  haven’t known each other very long but writers go deep with one another very quickly. When we share our work, especially first drafts, we …

 

Faith and Writing

Birches

Earlier this week, I watched a PBS special called Fire and Light. It was about glass artist Dale Chiluhy’s exhibit for the de Young Museum in San Francisco in 2008. As it was Chihuly’s first exhibiton in …

 

Quotable Tuesday-Mari Mancusi

Mari Mancusi

Behind that sweet pixie-ish face is the brain of Mari Mancusi who has penned six books in the Blood Coven Vampire series. Seriously. This delightful woman dabbles in the dark. Fearlessly.

How does she do it? What quote …