November 26, 2021

Enjoy this extract from my memoir, to be published in May, 2022. And if you’d like to get the news and excerpts like this ahead of other people, sign up for my email list on the right-hand side of the page. My husband Jay had been ill for a long time, so when he managed…

November 22, 2021

I’m keeping this post short, since Thanksgiving is on our doorstep, and I know you have things to do. Including, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, managing to add words to your novel over the holidays. One thing every writer needs is a place to write. And one close to me is the Fairfield County Story Lab,…

November 19, 2021

We had another wonderful Rendezvous on Wednesday, with a number of questions raised, and hopefully answered, about critique groups, self-publishing, and more. And I was able to tell people about several upcoming writing events that are worth a writer’s time – some free and some relatively inexpensive. Check them out below. Have you been wanting…

October 24, 2021

I attended the Connecticut Literary Festival on Saturday, and met the professor from Southern Connecticut State University who’s in charge of their MFA program.  He told me that according to Connecticut state statute, senior citizens (62 and over) can take college classes and earn a degree tuition-free.  I mention this because it’s a way to…

October 21, 2021

I always enjoy hosting the Writers Rendezvous, particularly when members have good news to report. This month, member MarLou Newkirk was able to announce that her book of poetry, This and That and an Ice Cream Sundae: Reflections in poems from life at 86  is finally out and available for purchase. Such an amazing and…

October 18, 2021

Pamela Stockwell is a fellow member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, which is not for writers who are women, but those who write in the womens’ fiction genre. Her debut novel, A Boundless Place, launches this Thursday, and the premise is fascinating. In 1969, a twenty-four-year-old widow, Violet, wants only to hide from life….

September 27, 2021

I caught another raccoon in my garden the other day. Which reminded me of the last time I had this problem, many years ago, in a different place. I wrote a humorous essay about it and won a prize from Connecticut Muse, a journal for Connecticut writers. I thought you might enjoy it too. (3-4…