I was recently at a conference. It was a relatively new conference and it looked like the organizers were still trying to figure it out: self-published writers are together with trade publishers, young adult merges into adult fiction, into Christian romance, into children’s book, all thrown together without thought. Still, it’s nice and informal. There’s … Continue reading Want A Dream? Do Your Homework
I’ve been doing some thinking about revamping a novel I wrote a while back, rethinking the plot, etc. But here is a question at large: would you, as a reader, get angry reading a novel that has a lot of sexual tension in it between the main characters if it turned out that the two … Continue reading A Question of Sex: Sexy Novels Without Sex?
This one is a little late, but that’s because I have been busy with a day of sunshine, riding my cruiser on the beach with Joel. Sunday was a perfect day in Tybee, just brushing the low sixties, with mild breezes, a wonderful time to be out and about. I took a bunch of photos … Continue reading Mermaids Who Create Retreat: Part 3, Wherein Laura Gets to Ride Her Bike On The Beach
The Shrimp Cottage Circa 1962 is a bouquet of pastels, greens, blues, pinks, oranges, all tastefully matched to one another to create the kind of happiness I haven’t felt since playground time in elementary school. I read in the guestbook that a mother with daughters and a grandmother stayed at this cottage in August and … Continue reading Mermaids Who Create Retreat Night 2, Day 2
First off, thanks to the redoubtable, beautiful, admirable, wonderful Mona Sikes and Mermaids Cottages for this needed time away from my hectic, hectic life and concentrate on my writing. To catch you up on the context: I applied and gratefully accepted a residency with Mermaids Who Create, an artist program sponsored by Mermaids Cottages on … Continue reading Mermaids Who Create Retreat: Night 1, Day 1
Do you love Italian gelato? Sparkling Prosecco? Books and fine literature? Oh, do I have the event for you! Laura and Joel (Caplan, owner of Cafe’ Gelatohhh and Italian ice cream chef extraordinaire) will be giving an informal meet and greet with sparkling Prosecco and delicious house-made organic gelato from Savannah’s own Cafe’ Gelatohhhh at Hattie’s Bookstore in … Continue reading Join me for First Friday, Brunswick at Hattie’s Bookstore