THE BELL JAR BY SYLVIA PLATH Favorite Line: “I knew that’s what marriage was like, because cook and clean and wash was just what Buddy Willard’s mother did from morning till night…and I knew in spite of all the roses and kisses and restaurant dinners a man showered on a woman before he married her, what he secretly wanted when […]
You’re straight, your spouse is gay: now what?
By Zakiya N. Jamal Kieran Scott, Kate Brian, and Emma Harrison. Combine these three amazing writers and you get one amazing woman: Kieran Scott. Writing two New York Times best selling series along with over 50 books Scott has taken over the young adult literary scene. As Scott churns out about two books per year […]
For this week’s Confessions: Fact or Fiction? featured author, we are proud to present one of the editors of the book, Marian O’Shea Wernicke. I worked closely with Marian to find potential authors for the anthology of short stories and memoir. She was a tremendously helpful partner throughout the process. She also plans to read […]
Mary Collins was recently awarded the Grand Prize for Nonfiction from the Indie Book Awards for her book American Idle.Â Below, she describes her inspiration for writing the book, her journey finding a publisher, and the reasons she chose to embrace a small press. — I am often skeptical of writing contests but I must […]
Introduction: Amy and I attended the writing program at Johns Hopkins together when we were both struggling fiction writers. I too knew Ellenâ€”hip hip hooray to her success. It can happen to you, too. (See my endnote.) Now hereâ€™s Amy: “Thanks to Herta for inviting me to do a guest blog. These days the value […]
I’m pleased to introduce the first of what I hope will be an on-going series of guest writers on the blog: Tim Wendel! Tim is the author of eight amazing books, the newest one, High Heat, recently published and now available on Amazon. His guest article, below! —- by Tim Wendel I knew I was […]