They say that poison is a woman’s weapon, but in the stories of mystery author B.J. Magnani, poison is nothing short of delightful. Read my interview with this fascinating author.
In this June edition I talk about being opinionated, basic black leggings, the importance of pockets, a publishing industry insight, and a helpful online marketing class I’m taking. Grab a coffee and enjoy!
Dear Loyal Reader, it is officially spring. With the change of season comes a change to the REMARKABLE! News. You may not notice the difference, but I’m sending this via a new platform. I’m hoping it reaches you and doesn’t end up in a spam folder. Basically, I’m writing the newsletter on my website now–from… Continue reading March Newsletter: The Glam Life of a Writer?
Debbie knit (actually crocheted) FIVE comfort shawls for the Cozy Butterfly Project! Thanks, Sh’awl! Last week, my good friend and sister writing group member, Debbie Broderick, delivered not one but FIVE comfort shawls to Hospice of Southern Maine as part of our Cozy Butterfly Project. I was totally blown away by her generosity and adeptness… Continue reading She’s Killing Knit
I was an enthusiastic but not precocious reader from an early age.
Learn more about cozy mystery author, Sarah E. Burr and her many ongoing series, her penchant for all things graphic design (and candles), and why writers need to take a break now and again.
As much fun as blogging can be, I wish I could just sit with you in a cafe, Dear Reader, and talk about books and the literary life for awhile. –Shelley Burbank What do you think of the Oz earrings? Aren’t they cute? I adore them, not least because my friend Wendy, a fellow writer… Continue reading The Earrings of Oz
Writer’s Brain I don’t know about other writers, but if I spend too much time researching, reading, recharging, or goofing off rather than tapping away at my keyboard doing actual writing, I get as agitated and depressed as a Kansas farm girl watching her balloon-ride home drift away into the heavens. This is my state… Continue reading Writing Life: Heading Over the Rainbow
When you find yourself distracted and upset by the outside world, sometimes there’s nothing better than picking up a couple of hefty needles and a skein of soft, bright, bulky yarn. Read on to hear about how a simple knit stitch project like this comfort shawl can lift your spirits in crazy times. March.… Continue reading Writing Life: The Cozy Comfort of Knitting
“Out of clutter find simplicity. From discord find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” –Albert Einstein Every so often, the need to simplify, downsize, and clarify, grabs hold of me and I become a whirling dervish of activity: selling tableware, giving away books, tossing files from filing cabinets, bundling up old clothes to… Continue reading Writing Life: Spring Cleaning My Tech