Sex Sells...Everything

I came across this advertisement purely by accident. I can’t exactly remember what I Googled, but this picture came up. I laughed at the ludicrousness of it and then my thoughts immediately began to wander as I thought about how many lawn mowers sold because of this busty lady and her wind-blown panties. Did men... Read more »

I love reading and writing, but marketing...

For as long as I can remember I have loved books.  Maybe it was my mother’s influence. She was a public school teacher for 35 years and not a summer went by that she didn’t have a book in her hand. As a kid growing up, my mom would spend every night reading to me... Read more »

Querying Agents- Holy Hell, this sucks!

Before I begin this post, I need to preface it with a little note about myself. I have a personal blog and now I have this one which I like to think of as my professional blog.  I was talking to my husband the other night and he, of course reads both of my blogs.... Read more »

You wrote a book? Like a real book?

That was pretty much the response I got from everyone I shared my news with.  After they got over the initial shock, the next response was always “Who’s your publisher?”  I don’t have a publisher and wait for it… I’m not looking for one.  Once again, bring on the shock.  I blogged about self publishing... Read more »

A mother and a teacher's perspective

Yesterday’s tragedy in Connecticut hit close to home for me.  I am generally a lighthearted and funny person, but today I chose to post my feelings about this terrible event. As a public school teacher for the last ten years, I never thought I would view my job as dangerous.  I taught kindergarten for seven... Read more »

Self Publishing ('s a bad word)

About two months ago I finished writing my first novel.  I’m not a writer, actually I’m a third grade teacher in the south suburbs.  I never worked as an editor or for a publishing company or anything that has to do with writing, unless you include my vast knowledge of how to teach eight year... Read more »