In the Spotlight Award-winning author Jenny Milchman is one of the kindest and most supportive women I’ve met. The following is an excerpt from her newsletter Jenny Milchman, Not Another Newsletter. I love working with emerging authors. I met Katherine Nichols at the AWC conference and got to hear as her journey led to the release of her firstContinue reading “Thanks to Jenny Milchman”
Last July, my all female critique group–four of the finest writers and kindest people I know–and I started a podcast. We wanted to share our vision of creating a network of women authors supporting one another, a natural extension of our small group. Of course, we love and support male authors, too. Some of myContinue reading “Wild Women Who Write Take Flight: So Why Podcast?”
Having The Sometime Sister published is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. When people outside my writing group, close friends, and family bought my book and liked it, I did a happy dance and didn’t care who was watching. I couldn’t imagine anything better. Until I heard what a group of lovely ladies had doneContinue reading “The Power of Sisterhood”
My book club chose a more traditional read, John Grisham’s A Time for Mercy. Both courtroom drama and social commentary, it’s an engrossing and thought-provoking read. I’m still reading but will be posting more as well as adding the reactions of my group members. So far, I’m hooked. o
I finished Bertino’s Parakeet, the story of an unexcited bride the week before her wedding day. The narrator has one of the most memorable voices I’ve heard, and the novel’s shift from the familiar to the magical is both disorienting and masterful. As I read, thoughts of my daughter’s upcoming March wedding played in theContinue reading “Parakeets and Marriage”
I’m currently reading Marie-Helene Bertino’s Parakeet. It the darkly funny story of a woman whose dead grandmother speaks to her through an unruly parakeet. I love characters with strong, quirky voices. For me, Parakeet is more than a great read; it’s a writing workshop. I’m rewriting a lighter mystery featuring Lucy Howard, a truth-loving, broken-heartedContinue reading “Reading, Writing, and Recipes”
I began my writing career creating promos and commercials for radio and television and transitioned into a writing teacher before becoming a full-time writer. I am a member of the Atlanta Writers Club and Sisters in Crime. You can find me on Facebook and Wild Women Who Write.