As an author and avid reader, I’m always concerned about the success of community treasures like independent bookstores. If you are too, check out Bookshop, a terrific new site where you can buy books and your purchases benefit the book stores you love. I’ve curating several personal bookshelves there which include my recommendations of essential books for parentsinspiration for writers, and even a selection of my grandson’s favorite picture books. Head on over to see what I’m reading and loving.

For many writers, the last year has proven unexpectedly positive. It’s sparked their desire to finish their novels or to finally tackle turning their nonfiction book idea into a submission-ready book proposal. If you’ve got a draft manuscript or a solid book idea and are looking for developmental editing or writing coaching, please feel free to reach out. I’m happy to work with you when you’re ready or point you in the direction of some smart resources.