Tag: self-publishing


Memo from revision-land

irgina Woolf famously wrote that to write fiction, a woman needed a room of one’s own. This summer, I’ve updated that line for the twenty-first century. To write fiction, a woman needs a user profile of her own. Back in June, when my day job went on summer hiatus, IRead More

Why book clubs will save civilization

or the last year, I’ve been on a book club tour, joining about a half-dozen different groups for their discussions of Sparrow Migrations. As the founder of my own book club more than a decade ago, I knew book clubs were cool. But now, I think they might just be theRead More

Successes and lessons, one year after self-pubbing

Last weekend my daughter lost her first tooth. I knew she’d anticipated this, but not nearly the order of magnitude. It happened at a restaurant, and they gave her one of those little salad dressing cups with a lid to keep it safe for the Tooth Fairy. Shaking it likeRead More