Writing in Wine Country

Writing in Wine Country

By Heather Heyford   Last spring, I booked an Airbnb at a horse rescue ranch within walking distance of seven vineyards to drink pinot noir do research for The Sweet Spot. California wine country has always held a special place in my heart. It inspired my first...
A Committed Relationship

A Committed Relationship

By Amy Conner   By their nature, intense romantic relationships are often as complicated as a rocket-operations manual written in Finnish by a Nobel theorist. And, if that relationship belongs to you, it’s a very good idea to ask yourself some questions before you...
30 Years

30 Years

By Jeanie Kortum, author of Ghost Vision and Stones Kenya, 1984. I first knew the cutting was close when the sun rose and the young girl who had been dancing all night, bleating through a whistle, was dragged across the clearing by an old woman and lowered to the...
What Do You Know?

What Do You Know?

By LB Gschwandtner, author of The Other New Girl (She Writes Press, Sept. 26, 2017)   Here’s a fine, standard piece of writing advice. Every writer has heard it. “Write what you know.” But what does it really mean? In Jann Martel’s The Life Of Pi, a boy is...