My moment of truth at the 2013 Pennwriters Conference

When I arrived at the Airport Marriott in Pittsburgh Friday for the Pennwriters Conference, my friend told me about a “read and critique” session happening after the keynote dinner. All I needed was two pages of my manuscript and a one paragraph synopsis, formatted correctly. No name. Easy, right? Horrifying.

Aftertaste: A novel in five courses by Meredith Mileti

Aftertaste, and its compelling and exceptionally brave protagonist, will stay with me every time I step into my kitchen. Mira and her world are so artfully drawn, and with such utility, that I found myself pausing, often, to study how Mileti did it. How she uses food as a metaphor for love and life, the

Top 10 most read books in the world over the past 50 years

You may be surprised by this list of the top 10 most read books in the world. According to the data, this is based on the number of books printed and sold over the last 50 years.

Storyee Wryter Gets a Dog

At the Pennwriters Conference in May, I met Barbara Simpson Carducci, author of "Storee Wryter Gets a Dog." Ms. Carducci's book was named one of the Best Dog Books for Young Readers in Cesar's Way Magazine (August Issue), the Official Publication of Cesar Milan, the Dog Whisperer. Check it out on Amazon!

Launch of Beyond the Diaper Bag

Both non-fiction pieces I submitted to "Beyond the Diaper Bag" have been included in the collection now available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Lulu. "A Little Known Truth" was inspired by our daughter's struggle with night terrors. We had no idea large tonsils caused pediatric sleep apnea, which in turn triggered night

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