Category Archives: writing about families

A Writer Goes to Tampa: AWP18

First off, apologies for not blogging for some time. March was a particularly hectic month but that’s no excuse. So-onto AWP18, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference I recently attended in Tampa. With literally hundreds of top-notch discussions about everything from writing topics, the craft of writing, and the publication process to choose…
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The Book I Never Meant to Write, But Did!

My first book will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in a few weeks. When I first began writing professionally, I never dreamed that this would be the book I’d spend almost eight years interviewing for, writing, revising, editing, and submitting over and over again; the book I’d ultimately see on the websites or shelves…
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Why I Like LinkedIn Updates

For me, LinkedIn updates offer a perfect way to showcase the articles I’ve written about parenting, education, farm-to-table, politics, and fun in the Finger Lakes with my followers. The pieces I share are intended to enlighten, inform, or entertain all my professional connections, not just my writing colleagues. Not only do these updates increase my…
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Be Glad, Not Mad: How Rude People Can Improve Your Writing!

Last week, stiff as a board from writing and interviewing all week, I treated myself to a massage and sauna at one of our local spas. The massage was exactly what I needed, and I was just starting to close my eyes and bask in the dry sauna heat when the door flew open. In…
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