Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jazzed Journey

“Morris’s first novel since 2004 puts her many gifts to use in a story of creativity, music, resilience, and love in Prohibition-era Chicago.” Publishers Weekly review of The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris The Jazz Palace is garnering rave reviews … Continue reading

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Writing Angels

I have no idea why, but I woke up with the birds today. Who knows, maybe I have birds on the brain because I’m revising a scene in my children’s novel when my heroine encounters some hawk chicks. In any … Continue reading

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Start Moving!

“The chemistry of the body is inseparable from the chemistry of the brain. Movement can stimulate anyone. I can’t say enough about the connection between body and mind; when you stimulate your body, your brain comes alive in ways you … Continue reading

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Getting There

“Just keep going. You’re on the right track. You’re going to find it.” Directions from a helpful stranger Brooklyn is not one of my usual haunts. But one balmy evening not long ago, I hopped on the subway and found … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

As we enjoy the lovely balmy weather, a soft poem like the sound of spring rain to refresh us all: Dirt Farmer by Arden Anthony He finds beauty among these simple things; The path a plow makes n the rich, … Continue reading

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Insider Insights

It’s always a pleasure to spend time among book lovers and a recent industry insider panel called “How to Publish Your Book” hosted by the Medill Club of NYU definitely delivered. The guests, all graduates of Northwestern University, spanned the … Continue reading

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Writing Contest

The Writer’s Digest Annual Competition is still going strong after more than 80 years and it’s fast approaching: The early bird deadline is May 4. To give anyone who might want to enter a jump start on getting their work … Continue reading

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