Twenty-seven-year-old Abby Callahan moved to New Orleans to escape her past screw-ups in her small hometown. While out running, she sees a woman who has been raped and discarded, like trash. Abby finds herself selfishly pursuing the case to help her career, even though the victim is reluctant. The trial starts and the judge is…
I enjoy a book around 250 pages, give or take, and mine turned out to be 208. Part of it has to do with type setting and the other word choice and editing. Over the years I edited and edited this book, gave it to others to edit and then my publisher put a keen … More Two Weeks Until Publication
Happy Mardi Gras and “laissez les bon temps rouler!” In three weeks, my New Orleans based novel will be available to the world and having just received my pre-launch copies in hand it finally feels real. Having the book finally here is the fun part but the writing wasn’t always fun. In fact, there were times … More The Novel is Here!
As my own work is coming to publication, this is perhaps a tribute to those writers I aspired to be like in some way. And of course, sometimes sabotaged myself by thinking, no, I could never write this way nor as well. That’s the hard part of loving books and loving the work of writing … More Tribute to Authors That Inspired
Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot and have gotten published –and my novel is set to come out in early 2018! Back when I was getting my MFA, I struggled, rarely got pieces accepted and got discouraged, often leading me to times where I couldn’t write at all. Something changed for me … More From Blogging to Book
I’ve experienced a lot of loss in my life. I moved back to NY because my father was dying, then my best friend died unexpectedly and not long after that my mother got ill and died too. I can’t tell you that I didn’t have some very low moments, but I did find a way … More Resilience Through Loss
Last year at the start of a race, a woman I know said to me, “I’m still doing your trick!” “What trick?” I asked, not knowing what wisdom I could have given this age group winner. “Before a race, now I always take 5 deep breaths just like you said, and it calms me down.” … More Secret Weapon: 3 Deep Breaths
Maybe it’s me, but I love music and nothing gets me pumped up for a race or a presentation, like my latest theme song. I have several, yes, and they vary depending on what I’m preparing for. It’s part of the theory of the “Power Pose” from Amy Cuddy or finding your inner strength, or … More What’s Your Theme Song?
Try the quiz here: I had a fun opportunity when I was asked to try using a quiz on my website by the company Tryinteract. I think quizzes can be fun and I think everyone has at one point done a Facebook quiz to find out which superhero they would be, or what age they really … More Quiz: How Resilient Are You?
A workout might be part of my everyday, but art is something I try to incorporate in my life either through my own writing or investigating the art of others. The artists I admire most are the ones that experiment and break rules, enduring over time. Not unlike any sort of physical endeavor, we must … More Building Resilience Through Art