Blog The Luck of the Irish Writer Mar 17, 2018 | On WritingOn St. Patrick’s Day, all writers are a wee bit Irish. New Book, New War Plan Dec 11, 2017 | On WritingStarting a new novel is like planning a war campaign. Strategy is everything. Namastay at My Computer Nov 11, 2017 | On Mindfulness, On WritingYoga and writing are my practices, and each informs the other. My Favorite Books on Writing Nov 1, 2017 | On WritingOne of the most common questions I get from aspiring authors is, “Which books on writing should I read?” Here are my favorite books on writing. “There’s No Crying in Publishing!” (and other baseball rules of writing that work for me) Jun 22, 2016 | On WritingIn summer, I adapt the philosophies and paradoxes of America’s favorite pastime to my own favorite pastime—writing. Top 10 Lessons Writers Can Learn from Mad Men May 18, 2015 | On WritingFrom an iconic series come timeless lessons. The Art of Gifting Books Dec 18, 2014 | On MindfulnessBooks make the best gifts. And giving books is good reading for the receiver, good business for the industry, and good karma for the giver. Top 11 Writings to Give Thanks For Nov 24, 2014 | On WritingHappy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of the season, I’d like to give thanks to books, my friends old and new. Here are the top eleven writings for which I’d like to give thanks for. Speaking of Talking Nov 21, 2014 | On K-9s, On WritingWhen I was a girl, I talked to myself all the time. I had no choice. « Older Entries Join the pack Your first treat is a free Mercy and Elvis short story—available nowhere else. Then, about once a month I'll send exclusive updates, invitations, and more pack-only treats.