A retreat and an advance, writerly speaking

For the past two weekends, I’ve been submerged in a glorious writerly time-out-of-time, first at the Big Chill writer’s retreat, then at the RUCCL One-on-One conference. Whew! Re-entry into the real world has been tough: the toilet’s broken, a kid’s home with tummy troubles, cockroaches in the bathtub. Sigh. So let’s go back to my […]

Veggie pot pie recipe

As a vegetarian, I sometimes adapt recipes to make them veggie-friendly. They also need to be family friendly and easy because I don’t have patience to spend hours in the kitchen. Tall order. I found Carla Hall’s cornbread skillet pot pie recipe in the October 2017 issue of Redbook magazine. The original calls for chicken, […]

Book review: Santa’s Gift

Start your holiday shopping early! Children’s book author Angie Karcher and illustrator Dana Karcher have created an adorable picture book sure to inspire the spirit of giving. Told in cheerful rhyming verse with bright, detailed illustrations, Santa’s Gift is the unusual true story of a giant statue of Santa, and what happens when it disappears. The […]

Shout Out: A Night of Slam Poetry

This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend an all-ages, free slam poetry event put together by One Book One New Orleans and Dillard University Library. My 12-year-old son and I went with friends, and I think we all came away amazed and invigorated by the talented poets who performed. Chuck Perkins, host of The […]

Upcoming anthology with my poem

Exciting! Just sent back proofs for an upcoming anthology, Of Burgers and Barrooms, from Main Street Rag Press featuring my poetry. Publication is slated for November 2017. Here’s a little more about this project. Will share more as I learn it!