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July 24, 2022

Here’s more info on writing conferences and contests, plus an interesting definition of erotic romance vs erotica – useful if you’re going to include sex scenes in your fiction. It’s notoriously difficult to write well, but if you’re going to do it, you may as well be informed. 🙂 Erica Verillo publishes a monthly list…

July 21, 2022

This week’s Writers Rendezvous was our first real attempt at a hybrid meeting – both in person and on Zoom – since the pandemic began, courtesy of the Westport Library. Nine of us came in person (including some newcomers) and four showed up on Zoom! It was great to see people I’d never met IRL…

June 20, 2022

Since I began writing, I’ve found podcasts/videocasts on the topics of writing, reading, and publishing a source of both entertainment and information. From those filled with practical information about the craft of writing to those focusing on the business of publishing, to those that interview authors about their books – most have something to offer….

June 17, 2022

I had great fun this month getting together with other winners at the Connecticut Press Club Awards evening, emceed by best-selling author Jane Green. (Winners in the photo, L-R: Rendezvous members Alison McBain, Elizabeth Chatsworth and Mitzy Sky.) I was thrilled to see so many winners from the Writers Rendezvous – for which I take…

May 19, 2022

I’ll be appearing at the Pequot Library today, May 19 at 6pm, to talk about my memoir, Love’s Journey Home, with Randye Kaye, author of Happier Made Simple. We’ll be talking about our books, and life events we have in common. I’ll be revealing a special offer on the eBook version of the book…No need…

April 25, 2022

It’s National Poetry Month, and on Sunday, April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, The Poet’s Salon organized a celebration at the Fairfield Library. In addition to members Alison McBain and Ed Ahern, who organized the event, panelists included Laurel K. Peterson, William P. Hayden, and Janet Krauss. The open mic was excellent, as was the wonderful Jonathan…

April 21, 2022

First of all, I want to congratulate my friends and the many members of the Writers Rendezvous who placed in the Connecticut Press Club Awards, who announced the winners this month. Among them were: Carol Leonetti Dannhauser, Nancy McMillan, Elizabeth Chatsworth, Elizabeth Keyser, Megan Smith-Harris, Veronique Klemow, Barbara Anne King, Mitzy Sky, Marlou Newkirk and…

April 1, 2022

Maggie Smith’s debut novel, Truth and Other Lies was published on March 8 and concerns three women trying to find their way amid major life changes. They’re of different ages with different backgrounds and secrets that may hold them back. Their stories are artfully woven together and challenge the reader to decide what’s allowable when…