I recently got my first gray hair. That may have had something to do with my most recent Mental Floss article: 10 Head-Scratching Facts About Gray Hair
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf is one of my favorite books, so I was excited to write about it for Mental Floss. Check out 10 Interesting Facts About Mrs. Dalloway.
Thinking of going to the Grand Canyon this year? Then check out my most recent article in Via Magazine. It’s about nearby Bearizona, a wildlife park featuring bears, buffaloes, and other North American wildlife.
See bears up close*!
* From the safety of your car.
More Mental Floss pieces! Read ‘em all:
Speaking of Anne of Green Gables, my most recent article is all about the author of Anne of Green Gables, LM Montgomery.
Here’s an excerpt:
6. She wrote despite a lack of support from her relatives.
Montgomery’s family considered writing to be a waste of time, especially for a woman. So she worked in secret, even going so far as to smuggle candles to her room so she could write at night. As she said in The Alpine Path: “I struggled on alone, in secrecy and silence. I never told my ambitions and efforts and failures to any one. Down, deep down, under all discouragement and rebuff, I knew I would ‘arrive’ some day.”
I have an essay in the Spring 2014 issue of The Los Angeles Review. It’s called “On Shaping A Reader.”
It’s about my thoughts on directing my son Gideon’s reading, and how certain books–Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, etc–profoundly shaped who I am today.
If you want to pick up a copy, click here.
If you have AAA, check out this issue of Via Magazine. I have an article in there on the Charles M Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa. It’s a pretty nifty place.
Have you been checking out all the awesome articles I’ve been writing for Mental Floss? Here’s a couple of the most recent ones:
Did you catch my book review in last Sunday’s San Francsico Chronicle? It was on Art Inc. by Lisa Congdon. If you missed it, have no worries: READ IT HERE.
Hey! I’m going to be speaking at AWP 2015 in Minneapolis this April. My panel is called “Yes, Writing Is a Job: People Who Get Paid To Write.”
Marcia Simmons, Ken Walker and Nora Maynard will be joining me. We’ll be talking about the ups and downs of being full-time writers. Here’s the official event description.
Yes, Writing Is a Job: People Who Get Paid To Write
Believe it or not, it’s possible to make a living writing. Four working writers from diverse backgrounds will talk about how they make ends meet through article writing, blogging, nonfiction books, and other projects. We’ll discuss how we get work, the financial realities of the publishing world, and our struggle to balance writing for money with creative endeavors that are closer to our hearts (but harder on our pocketbooks).
SO! I hope you will come see me speak in April. Come say hi if you do.