Writing

Is Your Story in Need of a Gender Overhaul?

  The first three short stories I published were written for middle-grade magazines with virtually 100% all-girl audiences.  These publications frowned upon even the whisper of male influence in their fiction.   They wanted girl characters.  Girl Humor.  Girl Insights.  Girl Situations.  A lot of girl power going.  Still, I was happy with the way these stories… Continue reading Is Your Story in Need of a Gender Overhaul?

Books, For Readers

You Can’t Judge a Person by Their Book Covers

There are so many reasons why I love going to the library: the books, the all-knowing librarians, the books, the atmosphere. The books.  And, now that my kids are all in school, I can actually go to the library by myself and spend more than the usual fifteen seconds looking around. Even better, though, I… Continue reading You Can’t Judge a Person by Their Book Covers