4 Oct, 2017

Finalist! Giveaway!

October 4th, 2017|Tags: |

It's celebration time! I am thrilled to share that Jumping Over Shadows was named a finalist for the 2017 Book of the Year Award organized by the Chicago Writers Association! [...]

29 Sep, 2017

The Ups and Downs of the Author’s Life

September 29th, 2017|Tags: |

"So how's it going with your book?" is the question I'm most often asked these days when I meet someone I haven't seen in a while. The truth is I'm [...]

19 Jul, 2017

My Book and I in Jerusalem

July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , |

My book and I just had the great fortune of spending time in Jerusalem. For me it was an "again," and, while my book per se had not been to [...]

3 Mar, 2017

Sticking with Morning Pages

March 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

I love my Morning Pages. In fact, I'm going on four years of doing them. And yet, these days, I'm having a hard time sticking to this practice. This is [...]

29 Apr, 2016

Three Years of Morning Pages

April 29th, 2016|Tags: |

I was sure it had been four years since I adopted the habit of writing Morning Pages, but one of the benefits of blogging is that it does provide a [...]

1 Feb, 2016

The Gift of a Poetry Reading

February 1st, 2016|Tags: , , |

Yesterday I treated myself: I went to a poetry reading. Normally, I am loath to schlep up to the north side of the city on a Sunday afternoon, but it [...]

21 Jan, 2016

Life without my Laptop

January 21st, 2016|Tags: |

My laptop died a week ago. It was six years old, and I can't really blame the thing. It held up pretty well being logged around the world. Nevertheless, I have [...]

21 Dec, 2015

Artist & Writer’s Workbook 2016

December 21st, 2015|Tags: , |

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27 Oct, 2015

A Place to Write

October 27th, 2015|Tags: |

My preferred cubicle at the Writers Workspace "So what do you do now that you don't have the Hemingway House?" I get that question a lot since my writer-in-residence gig [...]

23 Jul, 2015

The Creative Bubble

July 23rd, 2015|Tags: , |

I have been in a creative bubble for the past few weeks, focusing my mental energies on a creative project, namely a restructuring of my memoir manuscript. I didn't know [...]

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