Calling all San Diego bloggers! #AtoZChallenge

In case you missed it, on Wednesday I announced that I'll be scheduling some Blog-Ins this month for folks participating in the A to Z Challenge. The schedule (for now) is: [author_list style="heart"] Sundays in April: Starbucks, Trolley Square - 3 to 5 PM (except April 2) Mondays: Central Library, 10 AM-Noon Occasional drop-ins at San Diego Writers, Ink's "Room to Write": Tuesdays Continue Reading...

Let’s write together! 2017 #AtoZChallenge Blog-Ins

Howdy! I've recently had a brainstorm about my blogging, as it relates to the A to Z Challenge. This is an annual tradition at my blog. And I will definitely be participating again this year (my sixth!), but with a twist (which I revealed on Monday). That being said, I also really enjoyed hosting a few local blog-ins during last year's challenge, and thought I would try that again this Continue Reading...

Social malaise” or “shit happens”? #52essays2017

I used to live in Montreal, so I like to keep tabs on the city's big news. Recently, there was quite a hubbub when 300 cars were stranded overnight on a Quebec highway, due to a snowstorm. People kind of lost their minds over this, and now the inevitable "think piece" from Maclean's has arrived. After reading the article, I can't say I agree with this author's conclusions. Maybe it's because Continue Reading...

2017 A to ZChallenge Theme Reveal #AtoZReveal

Today's the day: It's time for the annual A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal! In the past, I have tackled guidebooks to my various hometowns (Chicago, Montreal, San Diego), using the A to Z style to give some unique perspectives on the whole travel guide concept. But this year, I'm doing something a little bit different. So far I've written two books about finding a career for ReferencePoint Continue Reading...

Top 10 Takeaways: Diane Hinds

Last night I attended the monthly meeting of the San Diego Writers and Editors Guild. The guest speaker was Diane Hinds, a PR expert from the UK. She spoke to the group about how to promote your book as an independent author, and gave us lots of great information – including tips for contacting the media. Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from her speech: 10 – Indie Authors Lack Continue Reading...