BuyThisBook: Barbara Taylor Sissel's The Ninth Step

Respecting the Reader

Mrs. Martineau's babies (an excerpt from The Hurricane Lover)

Hurricane Katrina August 29, 2005 (an excerpt from The Hurricane Lover)

The Beauty or the Book? Vintage Dell paperback ad breaks it down

What's Your Story's Conflict Quotient?

Perhaps this is a good time to announce my forthcoming novel: The Hurricane Lover

Perhaps this is a good time to announce my forthcoming novel: The Hurricane Lover

The Secret Sisters (aka "The Dirty Dirty Dildo Sex Book")

New and improved Red Room could be a great opportunity for midlist authors going indie

Buy (the Heck Out of) This Book: Christie Craig's Don't Mess With Texas

The Drought Busting Writer

Laura Harrington: Why Read?

A Poet in the House

Define What You Want to Be

Buy This Book: Bent Road by Lori Roy

Doris Lessing Puts It All into Perspective

Apropos of overworking a manuscript?

Vote for Neal Pollack's SXSW panel "Self-Publishing: A Revolution For Midlist Authors?"

The Daily Show's take on Border's closing

Into Your Dreams Contest Winner~

On the topic of author headshots

Revisiting the decisions that successfully transformed my writing strategy for 2010

Women, Writing, and Self Promotion--Or How Do I Market Myself Without Feeling Like I'm Selling Leptoprin?

The Writer Editor Relationship

Monday kickstart: Marilyn Manson "The Fight Song"

Why Real-World Alliances Still Matter

The art of defining what you want to be

Join me and Topo Gigio wishing Colleen a Happy Birthday (and buy her book while you're at it!)

Buy This Book: "News of the World" by freshly anointed US Poet Laureate Philip Levine

Buy This Book: "Milkshake" is a smart, funny fiction debut for Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss