Posts with the Category of: Books

How Well-Read Are You?


At this link, you can find a list of 100 important books and an easy way to tabulate how many of them you have read. While not scientific, it is a fun way to see how you stack up against the rest of your book club. After perusing the list, what books do you think […]

And The Oscar Goes To …


Following the Best Picture accolades at this week’s Academy Awards, sales of Solomon Northup’s book “12 Years A Slave” jumped from number 326 on the Amazon bestseller list, to number 19! Are you encouraged or disappointed that it takes something like this for a great book to be rediscovered? Of all of the nominees for […]

Celebrating Our Authors-In-Chief


This Presidents Day, we celebrate our forefathers and their contributions to our democratic way of life. But we can also celebrate them as fellow authors. Ulysses S. Grant’s personal memoirs were published by Mark Twain, following Grant’s death. Modern presidents Harry S Truman, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and others have written memoirs. John […]

A Case For Writing In Longhand


At a recent appearance, author Tom Robbins talked about the time he was questioned by the FBI in connection with the Unabomber case. They had noted similarities in his book “Still Life With Woodpecker” and the then-anonymous manifesto. Of course the Unabomber was well known for his opposition to modern technology. And it turns out […]

New Book Available on Amazon!


The newly-published Stories Gathered At The Kitchen Table is now available on Amazon! Be sure to order your copy now, and after you’ve finished be sure to write an online review! I am so proud of these stories as well as the women who wrote them. This book is truly a labor of love, with […]

Miami Book Fair An Unlikely Success Story

Miami Book Fair International Ribbon Cutting

In 1984, Eduardo Padron, President of Miami Dade College and Mitchell Kaplan, owner of an independent bookstore sought to put Miami on the literary map by launching a book fair there. The idea seemed lofty, and the section of town where it was to be held was best described as unsavory. But the pair remained […]

A Book Is Born!

I am so proud to announce the publication of this new collection! The stories inside this book were literally gathered at the kitchen table, over the course of many of my workshops, through which the stories were honed and refined. They are honest and compelling, if I do say so myself! What is the source […]

Also Known As…


We all know that Dr. Suess’ real name was Theodor Giesel, but have you ever heard of Boz, Clive Hamilton or Paul French? Those were pens names used by Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis and Isaac Asimov, respectively. A lot of attention has been given to author pseudonyms this week in light of the revelation that […]

What Did You Love Reading This Year?


The Amazon top-selling books list for 2012 has good news for E.L. James and Suzanne Collins, writers of the Fifty Shades of Grey and Hunger Games series’, respectively.  The works of those two writers currently take up 7 out of the top 10 spaces on this list!  Conversely, the New York Times list of the […]