Category Archives: events

Virtual Launch for IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY Part 2: Featured Books and Authors

Hello again! If you saw Part 1 of this post, you know I recently held a virtual launch for my novel, It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way, complete with a raffle, featuring cool literary prizes. Unfortunately, due to a … Continue reading

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A Virtual Book Launch for IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY, Part 1 (Includes Video from Launch)

2020 will always be remembered as the year hijacked by COVID-19. So much suffering, so much confusion, so many deaths. And plans? Well, with pretty much all indoor events involving more than a few people getting postponed, moved outside, canceled, … Continue reading

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March If You Want To. Wear What You Like.

C’mon, people. Haven’t we had enough division already? So please, if you’re concerned about Trump and his attitudes toward women and women’s rights, stop saying divisive, disparaging things about the Women’s March on Washington. I understand that the March got … Continue reading

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Why I’m Going to the Women’s March on Washington

As a lifetime Democrat and person with strong liberal beliefs, I felt deep despair when Trump won the 2016 election. It was shocking for all the obvious reasons, but also because under the Obama administration, I’d gotten quite complacent. I … Continue reading

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Throwback Poetry with Jackie Cioffa

Recently, I found some old college poetry and began to wonder what the early work of other writers might be like. So I launched this Throwback Writing series. This week, I’m so happy to feature a wonderful writer and wonderful … Continue reading

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Why I Adore #MondayBlogs, and Why You Might Too

It all started so innocuously. About a year ago, I saw a tweet from an author friend with a link to her latest blog post. I can’t recall what the post was about, but I noticed that she used the … Continue reading

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Crazy, Fragile Life

On Thursday night, March 19, I had dinner with two dear friends. Friday morning, I took the dog for a run, and got some decent writing done. That evening, I met two other friends for a glass of wine, then … Continue reading

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Writers and Hollywood Dreams

As a writer, I can’t help dreaming about having one—or more—of my novels made into a film. And I know I’m not alone. Just go on the Listopia section of Goodreads and you’ll discover that one of their most popular … Continue reading

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#InternationalWomensDay–a Post in Honor of my Mother & Grandmother

Today, I’d like to celebrate two special women in my life: my mom, Joanne, and my maternal grandmother, Mary. My mother discovered she was pregnant with me the day of Mary’s wake. Hence, I was given her name, and believe … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I’m very excited to be participating in this Valentine’s Day book giveaway! There are 40 different books you can win, including my two (#8, Living by Ear, and #9, Leaving the Beach). Please check them all out, then … Continue reading

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