A Tennessee mom has a new book out this year, and her goal is to help other moms take better care of themselves.
How to Practice Resilience
Resilience can be cultivated by making a practice of identifying and then acting in accordance with your personal life values. It is important to approach this as a life practice. In fact, author George Leonard referred to this way of living as mastery...
Learn How to Support Kurdish Female Fighters with SoA
You can help support Kurdish female fighters on the front lines against ISIS. Here's how.
An author's top tips for writing a novel
Writer Lady Thérèse Robinson offers her advice for budding authors
What Is Resilience?
Author and yoga teacher Cyndi Lee explains how yoga and meditation support emotional resilience. To learn more about Cyndi and her upcoming programs as Kripalu,…
Writing Tips: Finding Local Author Events
Finding Local Author Events For Indie authors, finding local events where they can sell their books may seem like a daunting task … especially when you live in a town with one stoplight. I mean, what
Gift Guide: Local Author’s Top Southern Lit Picks
Best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson is very connected to southern literature. In addition to the South functioning as the setting in her novels, she...
How to Build Resilience at Work
In today's episode of the AskGaryVee show, I talk with Beth Comstock — former vice chair of GE and author of Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity...
Play based on work of bestselling local author captures what it is to be a Mainer
Author Ruth Moore has been called “the Stephen King of her time.” She published novels, short stories, poems, essays and reviews in her 60 years of writing. And now, in a play based on her works, the actors create distinct characters who are familiar types of Mainers but never stereotypes.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
10 Famous Authors With Second Novels That Are As Good As Their First
While great debuts tend to get the attention, second novels truly define a talented author’s style. Here are a few of our favorites.
Novel Preparation 101 with Guest Author DiAnn Mills
Novel Preparation 101 by Guest Author DiAnn Mills We writers have habits that help us organize and get started on new writing projects. Today I’d like to share with you how I assemble my thoughts a…
Community Resilience Planning Guide
Natural, technological, and human-caused hazards take a high toll on communities, but the costs in lives, livelihoods and quality of life can be reduced by better managing disaster risks. Planning and implementing prioritized measures can strengthen resilience and improve a community's abilities to continue or restore vital services in a more timely way, and to build back better after damaging events. That makes them better prepared…
Here's How Some Authors Plan Their Novels
10 Books By Local Authors Of Color To Gift For The Holidays
Here are my favorite books by authors with Boston-area ties. Most were released this year. Others are oldies, but goodies.
Literary contest tips cap to Malibu author’s novel
Among a flock of books, “Mourning Dove,” by Malibu resident Claire Fullerton, stood out to judges of the 2018 Literary Classics Book Award competition, earning the Words on Wings young adult fiction award.
Ten Tips for Resilience by Mary Kennedy
Or maybe you’re guilty of “black-and-white” thinking, and tend to see things as all-good or all-bad. A rejection would be a disaster with this mindset. You would immediately decide that since your manuscript is not “all good” it must be “all bad,” riddled with fatal flaws. People who engage in black-and-white thinking never allow for shades of gray. Another common cognitive error is “generalizing;” looking at…
Author Lydia Dishman shares lessons in resilience from entrepreneurs
Greenville resident and independent journalist Lydia Dishman co-wrote “Survive to Thrive: 27 Practices of Resilient Entrepreneurs, Innovators, and Leaders,” released this month by Motivational Press. Before Dishman began writing for Fast Company, The Guardian, Forbes, Entrepreneur magazine and other publications, she faced her own tests of resilience: as an infant, she spent months in the foster care system in New York City before being adopted by a loving family.
Tulsa authors release book about little-known Oklahoma case with profound historic impact
Long before Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American named to the U.S. Supreme Court, he spent a good portion of time in Oklahoma.
Authors: How to write a press release
Here's how to create a press release for your book that will catch the eye of a journalist.
Local Author Pens Life Study Guide on Aging
Alameda resident Roswitha McIntosh recently announced the release of her new book, The ABC’s of Staying Young, a 100-page guide to studying one’s own life with illustrations by Mimi Stuart. McIntosh, the best-selling author of The Madman and His Mistress, takes an "introspective, yet simple and profound take on aging gracefully and living right," according to the U.S. Review of Books which recommends the title. The…