Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

Last week, when a coworker asked me about how I check my work email at home, she was surprised to hear me say that I don’t check it at home. “Oh, you mean you can’t get to your email unless you’re using your work computer?” she asked with a slightly concerned smile. As if I’d…… Continue reading Work-Life Balance: Leaving Work at Work

Interview: S.L. Baron, Author of “Vanilla Blood: A Novella”

Note: I reached out to S.L. Baron for this interview to help promote her new novella. I received a copy of Vanilla Blood from the author. Read more about author interviews and promotions. Earlier this year, indie author S.L. Baron brought us a new vampire romance to delight in. For those tired of the “forbidden”…… Continue reading Interview: S.L. Baron, Author of “Vanilla Blood: A Novella”

Prepping to Attend a Convention

By this point, I’ve gone to a few different conferences and conventions along the east coast. I’ve been to a tiny anime convention in Virginia Beach and I’ve been to New York Comic Con (in costume both times). I have attended a single-day journalism conference in Virginia, a brief journalism seminar/conference in Athens, GA, and…… Continue reading Prepping to Attend a Convention

Thoughts from Kathryn Stockett: From Book to Movie

While tearing through my closet on a great spring cleaning purge, I came across a legal pad. Unsurprisingly, it was from the college days. I flipped through just in case there was anything I might want to type into a more legible format and save. Between class notes with no headings or dates to clarify…… Continue reading Thoughts from Kathryn Stockett: From Book to Movie

Bill Blume at AWCon 18: Characters Who Come Alive

Of the many reasons that contributed to the last-minute decision to attend the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA, getting the chance to meet Bill Blume was the most exciting. For the longest time, I didn’t realize there was any kind of writing community in Virginia. It wasn’t until I graduated college and moved…… Continue reading Bill Blume at AWCon 18: Characters Who Come Alive

AWCon 18: Scott T. Allison on the Villain’s Journey

One of my favorite seminars at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference given by Dr. Scott T. Allison, a professor of psychology at the University of Richmond who has published extensively on heroism and leadership. I wondered if his talk, “The Villain’s Journey: How to Craft a Worthy Adversary to Your Hero,” would confirm some of…… Continue reading AWCon 18: Scott T. Allison on the Villain’s Journey

Lani Sarem at AWCon 18: I Remain Unconvinced

Lani Sarem appeared at the 2018 Agile Writers Conference in Richmond, VA over the weekend. I discovered the conference via the social media anger at 1) Sarem speaking at any writing conference at all; 2) the continued reference to Sarem as a best-selling author; and 3) the “How I Navigated the NYT Bestseller List” topic…… Continue reading Lani Sarem at AWCon 18: I Remain Unconvinced

Saying Goodbye: Words of Wisdom from Sarah Domet

Last night, I went to a conversation with authors Sarah Domet and Jonathan Rabb at The Book Lady Bookstore. The event promoted the paperback release of The Guineveres, Domet’s debut novel. For the umpteenth time, I crowded in with the rest of a gaggle of Savannah’s writing and reading community. Toward the end of the…… Continue reading Saying Goodbye: Words of Wisdom from Sarah Domet