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Beto and Pete: A Tale of Two Articles
In this election season, good journalism is important. But what happens when “good journalism” comes up against people’s uncritical adoration of a candidate? We all know the stereotype of the “hit piece.” In Janet Malcolm‘s 1990 book The Journalist and … Continue reading
Posted in Editing, Health, News, Writing Tagged Beto O'Rourke, Candidates for 2020, elizabeth warren, good journalism, hit piece, Janet Malcolm, Journalism, Nathan Heller, Pete Buttigieg, politics, power, Vanity Fair, Vogue 1 Comment
The Abstract-Impressionism of Berthe Morisot and Joan Mitchell
Guest blogger Paula Butterfield’s novel about the life and work of impressionist artist Berthe Morisot, “La Luministe,” will be published by Regal House on March 15, 2019. She stops by to discuss the surprising similarities between Morisot and … Continue reading
Originally posted on Gabriella West:
Richardson was a pioneering modernist writer. When I was an ardent young intellectual in the early ’90s, I took a class on Modernist Women Writers with the poet Kathleen Fraser at SFSU. One of our…
Upcoming in March: Read an E-Book Week, Followed by Guest Blogger Paula Butterfield
February has been shooting by, and I have not posted here, but let me remedy this before the month disappears completely into the rearview mirror! The first week of March (March 3-9) is the time for Read an E-Book Week … Continue reading
Posted in LGBT, News, Reviews, Writing Tagged 19th-century French art, Berthe Morisot, Elsie Street series, guest post, impressionism, Joan Mitchell, La Luministe, LGBT romance, Paula Butterfield, Read an Ebook Week, Return to Carlsbad, sale, Smashwords, The Pull of Yesterday, women artists Leave a comment
Connecting the Dots Published in Audiobook Format!
Have you ever wondered whether you or a loved one might have ADHD? My little self-help ebook/memoir, Connecting the Dots: My Midlife Journey with Adult AD/HD, published in 2013, is now available in audiobook format, at a suggested list price … Continue reading
Posted in News, Self-publishing, Writing Tagged ADD, ADHD, Apple, Audible, audiobook, connecting the dots, Daniela Acitelli, Findaway Voices, Google play, mental health, nonfiction, women's health 6 Comments
December Deals and Holiday Wishes
December is usually a slow month in the freelance world and in the book world, too. This year, I seem to have a lot going on with freelance editorial work (not complaining, this is nice!). Turns out I have some … Continue reading
Review: Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Becoming Mrs. Lewis, Patti Callahan’s just-published novel (Thomas Nelson; $25.99), is a fictional take on the story of poet Joy Davidman (1915-1960) and writer and academic CS Lewis. I had previously seen and adored the film Shadowlands, so I came … Continue reading
Return to Carlsbad Out Now on Amazon!
And now, back to book news! The third book in my Elsie Street contemporary gay romance trilogy, Return to Carlsbad, is done! It was released today on Amazon. On Smashwords, and the other stores like Apple and BN, it comes … Continue reading
Posted in LGBT, News, Self-publishing, Writing Tagged Aaron, bi romance, Elsie Street, Google play, HEA, preorder, Return to Carlsbad, review, romance, trilogy Leave a comment
A Laugh on Brett
After this highly emotional week, let’s all have a laugh, courtesy of Matt Damon and Saturday Night Live: (Needless to say, I believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.) And on a personal note, it still freaks me out that these … Continue reading
Posted in News, Writing Tagged Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh, Matt Damon, MeToo, Saturday Night Live, sexual assault, Supreme Court Leave a comment
Girding Up for Fall (With a Free Book!)
Fall promises to be hectic: We have less than sixty days left before the midterms. Looking at my wall calendar, election day is November 6. I expect to be working in a Bay Area Vote by Mail unit around election … Continue reading
Posted in Abuse & Recovery, LGBT, News, Self-publishing, Writing Tagged Aaron, audiobook, childhood, confronting the past, connecting the dots, contemporary romance, election day, Elsie Street, fall, Findaway Voices, Free, gay romance, indie, midterms, moon cake, Return to Carlsbad, siblings Leave a comment