I write about books, life, libraries, and whatever else interests me.
I’m a writer, reader, and library lover. Other obsessions come and go, but words, books, and libraries have remained constant in my life since childhood.
At work, I manage marketing, PR, and social media for a public library system. At home, I do whatever I want — well, at least some of the time.
Let’s discuss vegetables … shall we? Specifically, let’s talk about lima beans, which I think of as an old-fashioned vegetable, something granny would’ve eaten, that seems to have fallen out of favor these days. When I was growing up, lima beans were never in favor. They were one of two foods my mother refused to …
Over the years, as I told my daughter stories from my childhood, even when I thought she wasn’t paying attention, she was absorbing the important parts, the details that gave her the ability to write this poem, which she gave to me as a gift one birthday:
What do I want from a writer? A good story, of course, but what I want most is a connection. I think of the books I treasure, and looking at them from “the elements of story” point of view, I realize I am always hooked by voice. Someone is telling a story, and if I …