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That Time When I Reviewed a Book … Okay, Well, Maybe It Was a Lot of Times

Enjoy a round-up of round-ups! Here are the books I’ve reviewed, to date.

December 9, 2020

Published Books, Publishing, Storytelling

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Why Comp Titles Are Important

I love books. I love food. I love books about food—reading them, writing them, and, it turns out, writing about them. One of the fun things about striving for publication is researching and reading comparable titles for an understanding of the marketplace. In my case, that means “foodie fiction,” books in which the characters or […]

February 15, 2015

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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It Helps to Have Brilliant Friends

Check out any acknowledgements page and see that every writer benefits from a little encouragement now and then. There are moments when we writers doubt our work. Sometimes something needs to change in our manuscripts. Sometimes we just need to be a bit braver and press “send” on our submissions. (Eek!)   I am fortunate […]

July 29, 2014

What I Learned While Writing a Novel, Writing

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