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 … Continue reading Indie Bookstores Are Like Cheers Minus the Beer

The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us


Photo by Peter Tea As I read stories written about Prince since his untimely death, I realize there are some loud messages he’s left us to ponder. One of the most crucial is: it’s okay to be different. In fact, it’s not just okay. It’s important, necessary, vital even. Prince never shied away from being … Continue reading The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us

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 … Continue reading A Writer’s Work is Never Done

A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise


I was so happy to get this book, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen for Christmas. And even happier when I started to read it because it felt like I was sharing a cup of coffee with a good friend, talking about great books and fascinating characters, riveting plots and beautiful … Continue reading A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise