Bared by the Writing: An Interview with Ronni Robinson

Author and soon-to-be certified eating disorder recovery coach Ronni Robinson and I connected online over a year ago—about books, of course. Her debut memoir, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey, had been published in July 2020, and like many authors who debuted during the early months of the pandemic, she was looking for…

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Second-Chance Situations: An Interview with Jeff Ross

Author Jeff Ross first contacted me to chat about editing. He’d been referred by a former client (thanks, T.S.!) and wanted to polish up his story, The Burglar, before he republished the book, which is an “entertaining, fun ‘mystery’ . . . that is told from both human and pets points of view.” One reader…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Gone Girl

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram is thrilled to feature GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. First off, please know that Goodreads has this book standing at 2,723,348 ratings and 142,095 reviews, which means, regardless of your opinion, a lot of people read the book. And that, my friends, is something I like to hear. We can all have differing opinions,…

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At Least a Little While

Here we are, at Wednesday of this week, and so far, I feel like it should be Friday. Actually, it should have been Friday at the end of Monday, but it wasn’t. What a shame. None of the events of the week have been onerous, per se, but because the kids head back to school…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: The Poisonwood Bible

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram welcomes THE POISONWOOD BIBLE by Barbara Kingsolver! If you follow this series, you’ll know that last week, I talked about how I’m not a “literary” reader or writer. So when someone suggested reading this book, I was wary. I had only one previous encounter with a Kingsolver novel (Prodigal Summer), and though I loved…

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Strong and Fearless: An Interview with Kristin Smith

One of the beautiful benefits of this interview series is that each interview has the power to bring authors and readers together as well as connect me with new-to-me authors. Shortly after I ran an interview with Charissa Weaks, an email arrived in my inbox from author Kristin Smith, a “former Pitch Wars mentor who…

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#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram: Bel Canto

#ThrowbackThursdayBookstagram for this week showcases BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett. I knew from an early age that I was not a “literary” reader or writer. While I’m drawn to words and how they are arranged, I’m also drawn to stories with engaging plotlines. The books don’t need to be action packed, per se, but something…

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The Waiting Game

Merriam Webster defines waiting game as “a strategy in which one or more participants withhold action temporarily in the hope of having a favorable opportunity for more effective action later.” And while Alzheimer’s will never result in a “favorable opportunity for more effective action later,” nor is there strategy involved, as I sit with my…

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