This weekend (Sunday, Nov. 15, 10-4) I'm teaching a really fun one-day workshop at the Grotto called Edit Yourself: How to Make a Good Manuscript Great, where I impart what I've learned editing many dozens of books over the past ten years. I still have a few spots left if you or anyone you know is interested. You can enroll online below.
I have a few spots left in my Blogging for Beginners class starting this Monday, Nov. 2 at the SF Writers' Grotto. If you know anyone interested in starting or reviving a blog, please pass on the link. I'll also be teaching Edit Yourself: How to Make Your Good Manuscript Great on Nov. 15 and Social Media Bootcamp on Nov. 22. See the Grotto website for full descriptions and registration.
LITQUAKE is ON! Don't miss The Grotto's reading at LitCrawl this Saturday. Comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh and author Joshua Mohr are hosting, and we have five fabulous stories with kinda sorta happy-ish endings. See you for Phase I (6-7 p.m.) at The Chapel in the Mission. (Click the link below to let us know if you can make it.)
BIG Bastille Day tomorrow. Two Grottoites, Janis Cooke Newman and Joshua Mohr, have novels coming out. Harper Lee's controversial sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird will be released, and New Horizons will make its closest approach to Pluto. Who's going to read Go Set a Watchman? I am, out of curiosity.
Two days until the Wake Up and Smell the Shit reading at Book Passage in the Ferry Building! If you're wondering why there are flying pigs on the cover, you'll find out when I read my story. Come out for some outrageous fun! 6 p.m. sharp. (Photo is of my Grotto colleague Kimberley, who will be reading, too!)
Today I’m thrilled to bring you an interview with Frances Stroh, author of the forthcoming memoir BEER MONEY: A Story of Privilege and Loss, about the downfall of Stroh’s beer and the Stroh family fortune. Keep an eye out for BEER MONEY in May of next year. Photo of Eric Stroh children (1979) by [...]
This time last year I was starting a long and aggressive treatment strategy
for Breast Cancer that included two surgeries, twenty weeks of chemotherapy
and six weeks of radiation. I was forced to balance the life I had planned
with my husband and two young children with a whole new role in