For over 30 years, Greensboro, NC, has celebrated native son William Sydney Porter — aka short-story author O.Henry — with Five by O.Henry, an annual, but ever-changing revue of some of his works. My dear friend Heather, also an executive assistant, occasionally mentioned that when she moved to L.A., she would give her boss my résumé. […]More
Literary jill-of-all-trades. Secretary. Performer. Wannabe librarian. Lover of food. And dogs.
Much like one of my favorite fictional heroines, Bridget Jones, I love a good mini-break. Hampton and I originally had plans to do a big French vacation for our 5th/my 40th… but then we bought a house. So we did three mini-breaks this spring and summer instead. And totally saved money, I’m sure. Since I’m […]More
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan, Author While I was off galavanting in Atlantic City (more on that later) and reading All The Books because our drives took forever (more on those later, too), I had a piece published for Piedmont Environmental Alliance. Every […]More
Thanks to my dear friend Jenny, I’ve gotten the chance to be an advance reader for Jessa Archer‘s new cozy mysteries. Per her author bio, “Jessa Archer writes sweet, funny, warm-hearted cozy mysteries because she loves a good puzzle and can’t stand the sight of blood,” so have no fear, these are nice and safe […]More
My second review for Barrelhouse literary magazine is now live! You can read it here. Once again, many thanks to my editor, Katharine Coldiron, for helping me figure out how to write a review about one small book comprised of 78 short — some mere paragraphs! — stories.More
Sadly, today marks the end of Penguin Random House’s advance galley review service, First to Read. Now I need all five of you reading this to share and comment so I can be cool enough for NetGalley (; One of my favorite parts of this program was reading things I probably wouldn’t have gotten to […]More