Checking in From GCLS

As this blog goes live, I'm in Portland, Oregan, at the Golden Crown Literary Society's annual conference. It's their 10th anniversary and they have gone through some growing pains. But I think they've come a long way and this should turn out to be a good gathering.   I'm going to be pretty busy with events I'm … Continue reading Checking in From GCLS

Westward Bound!

This is my last blog before leaving for GCLS in Portland, Oregon. For those of you who are unfamiliar with GCLS, it’s the Golden Crown Literary Society. It’s an organization that promotes lesbian literature. Every year, they hold a conference, where authors and readers can gather, meet, discuss, and learn. There are discussion panels, writers’ … Continue reading Westward Bound!

Again With the Spotlight?

My entire life, I’ve avoided getting up in front of people. I simply don’t have the foundation for comfortable public appearances. I was never in the drama club or on the debate team (although I was briefly in the glee club—not the best choice for me). And, except for a brief stint as an instructor at … Continue reading Again With the Spotlight?

California Dreaming

This week I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of working after a fabulous weekend in Palm Springs for the Left Coast Lesbian Conference, also known as LCLC. I got home late Monday evening and had to quickly get my stuff together for work the next day. Tuesday night, I was right back … Continue reading California Dreaming

California, Here I Come!

When this blog posts, I will be in California at the Left Coast Lesbian Conference (LCLC), co-presenting a workshop on editing your manuscript for submission. I will also be doing a reading, and as I reviewed Twice Bitten to see what I wanted to read, I realized that in the short time since I last … Continue reading California, Here I Come!

When Is It Too Much?

I’m going overboard. Well, depends on how you look at it. From a marketing perspective, a writer can never do too much. There’s no such thing. So, with that in mind, I’m setting off again for another writer’s event: The Left Coast Lesbian Conference, LCLC for short. And I will be co-leading a workshop on … Continue reading When Is It Too Much?

Hello and Goodbye, NM

This past weekend was the Western Women Writers New Mexico gathering in Albuquerque. I think I speak for everyone when I say it was a lot of fun. At least, it seemed that way from all the smiling and laughing that I saw. We all drove up to Pine Flats Picnic Area in the scenic … Continue reading Hello and Goodbye, NM

Readings and Events

Well, here it is, another weekend. It's on the cool side here in New York and autumn is definitely in the air. My neighbor's trees across the street have had red leaves in them for a couple of weeks now, and one of the organizations I belong to has announced the date for their autumn … Continue reading Readings and Events

The Painful Journeys of Writing

First, my chat and reading over at the Bar Rag is up for your listening pleasure. If you're interested, stop by when you get a chance to get a sample of Twice Bitten. Now, onto emotional stuff. In one way or another, writers face their fears. Some do it directly by writing about something traumatic … Continue reading The Painful Journeys of Writing