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Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer

Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday, and two days before Cyber Monday, is a relatively new national campaign to drive business to stores once known as Mom & Pop Shops. While we think of Black Friday as the day to shop department store deals and Cyber Monday as a day to shop online […]

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What If We Don’t Get Lost Anymore?

  Today, I read an article about a new app that can be used at the Natural History Museum in New York City. Among other things, while in the museum, this app helps to find the closest bathroom or the most direct route to the T-rex, the whale or anything you’re looking for.   The Natural History […]

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VICE Magazine: Don’t Google Yourself

    If you’re an author and you’re in the belly of writing a story, you’re obsessed with your characters. Truly. You think about them all the time. Everywhere you go, they’re with you. Like a pack of invisible friends. It’s a little strange and slightly creepy. That’s exactly where I was a couple of […]

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Theory of the Field Hockey Stick is Revealed

  Can’t they make those field hockey sticks longer? All that hunching. Those poor girls. Who can hunch for that long? My back hurts just watching them. Think of all that lower back pain. And how can they run properly while hunching? They can’t. They try, but maximum speed? Not a chance. And has anyone […]

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A Writer’s Work is Never Done

photo by Lionel Martinez This post was originally published on Women Writers, Women’s Books. The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t turn my head; The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t […]

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