From Writers Digest Magazine – Why Is Memoir the Rodney Dangerfield of Writing Genres?
When I stopped to sign books at Barnes & Noble in NYC’s Union Square two years ago, the bookseller spoke through their mask to ask where I’d like it shelved. My memoir, A Boob’s Life, had been out in hardback for several months, so the question surprised me. First, they walked me to the shelves labeled “Biography,”…Read More
How to Have a Happy Valentines Day?
A daddy’s girl never forgets her first Valentine. When mine died last month, I was writing about last 4th of July in Ohio, when I rode in the parade. Roe v Wade had just been knocked down. I was a Blue girl visiting a Red state and staying with my conservative dad. Little did I…Read More
Red, White & Boobs!
Have you ever heard the expression, “You can’t go home again? Yes, it’s from a Thomas Wolfe novel. But is it true? When A Boob’s Life was published, the library association in my Ohio hometown invited me to give a book talk. I envisioned chatting to kids sitting cross-legged on the carpet. Zoom was not…Read More
How to Write A Novel Synopsis
The Women’s Fiction Writers Association asked me to write the FIX IT column about “The Dreaded Synopsis” for their newsletter. They provided a submission from a fabulous, ripped-from-the-headlines story, How Far We’ll Go, by Caitlyn Weaver, for me to revise. If you haven’t joined the WFWA yet, I recommend you do. Meanwhile, we can thank…Read More
Confessions of a Boobs Book Launch
This past year of my boobs book launch has been crazy! I’m not talking about the brand new rules of book tours during a pandemic. No, it’s the subject. This is my seventh book, but talking about boobs every day took the experience to a whole new level. I won’t say my cups runneth over…Read More
Let’s Take the Stink off Pink
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2012, the world was exploding in pink. NFL players had tackled the cause for three years, but I hadn’t watched enough football to notice. Now, it was impossible to ignore. Worse, my daughters called me at every sighting. From pastel nail polish to ribbon-stamped…Read More
BACK TO WRITING? Top Tips from an Author
Now that we’re in Back-to-School mode, are you eager to get back to writing? Same! My kids don’t need new pencils anymore, but ever since A Boob’s Life was released, my work life has been a blur of promotion. I missed the typical pre-pandemic book tour, but it was a dream come true to be…Read More
Top 10 Reasons Why Audiobooks Make The Best Summer Reads
Audiobooks make the best summer reads. Why? Because now that the lockdown is lifting, it’s time to hit the road. Whether you’re visiting friends or family or just taking a little vacay, it’s smart to do some downloading first. That’s why the timing for the audio release of A Boob’s Life is so exciting. Not only…Read More
Did Motherhood Make Me a Writer?
Did you ever wonder what your mother would be if not a mother? Or how your choices will define you? With the release of A Boob’s Life, I’m often asked how I became a writer. It wasn’t my plan. And the answer surprised me. Sure, I read a lot when I was little. I hoarded…Read More
Why Book Clubs Love Boobs
Why do Book Clubs love boobs? Because most readers have boobs. In fact, most book buyers have boobs. And, yes, most Americans do, too. But we rarely talk about them. Now, you have an excuse. There are so many topics to discuss in this book! And so much gossip to share… Especially after you see…Read More