Lorraine Holnback Brodek‘s new humorous memoir, A Nobody in a Somebody World: My Hollywood Life in Beverly Hills, includes a book jacket endorsement from Erma Bombeck’s son, Matt. “Her stories about growing up in Beverly Hills, encounters with celebs and a near-death experience in the Grand Canyon with our family are priceless!” he wrote. She’s also the author of The Tale of Peeky Peeker, a whimsical children’s book. […]
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Nationally syndicated humor columnist Tracy Beckerman‘s new book, Lost in Suburbia: A Momoir. How I Got Pregnant, Lost Myself, and Got My Cool Back in the New Jersey Suburbs, will be published April 2, 2013, from Perigee Books. It’s a hilarious story of one woman’s search for herself when she chooses her children over her career. […]
We are storytellers. Whether we provide a laugh-out-loud escape, or share an emotional, hard-won lesson, the goal is memorable writing.
Feeling the story is the most powerful way to write. Yet it’s easy to lose touch with emotional resonance, to write from a distance. Perhaps you need a trance dance with your heart.
I’ve been invited back, this time to present, “Hypnotic Recall Fills The Creative Well.” In my workshop I will use guided imagery exercises to mine memories for sensory details and emotions. […]
Not many writers collaborate with a horse. Noah, a handsome bay gelding, blogs. He travels. He philosophizes, more or less. He tweets. Mary Farr, his personal assistant, will publish his book, Never Say Neigh, in 2013. […]
Maggie Lamond Simone, a national award-winning columnist, has written two books, From Beer to Maternity and POSTED! Parenting, Pets and Menopause, One Status Update at a Time. She blogs on the Huffington Post and has just signed on to be a co-creator of a new anthology series called Not Your Mother’s Book. Her humor and observational essays appear regularly in Family Times, […]