On Family

On Family

Talking with Your Parent about Aging and Death–Psychology Today, June 16, 2017 [coauthored with Virginia Simpson, for  “On Call”]

Mother-Daughter Caregiving | In Honor of Mothers’ Day, Marylee MacDonald (author of Bonds of Love and Blood and Montpelier Tomorrow  May 14, 2017

“Diva Mamas–Reluctant Mothers in Literature”,  Women Writers, Women Books, May 4, 2016 (an article for Mother’s Day)

“A Shout-out to Grandparents”, Grand,  September 5, 2016

The Creative Process

Writing as Meditation

“Zen Mind, Writer’s Mind:  Letting Go”,, September 30, 2019

The Creative Process

“Rebirth as Authors – Retirees Reinventing Themselves”, Women Writers, Women’s Books. An online interview, February 5, 2018

The Audible Format:  A How-to Guide”, for “Behind the Book”,, September 7, 2017

Loving Disturbed Characters-, Shelf Pleasure, November 9, 2016

“From Idea to Screen: The Blank Space”, San Diego Book Review, February 1, 2016

It’s All About Self-Esteem:  Writing Can Be a Blood Sport”

“The First Spark–How I Became A Writer”,, October 22, 2019

“Memoir or Fiction–That is the Question”,, October 22, 2019

Cedar St. Times, July 31, 2015–“Things Unsaid—Family Pictures”, Cedar St. Times, July 31, 2015, p.16

Character Development

Character Development

The Editing Pen, “Loving the Dark Side”, July 22, 2017

Teri Giuliano Long (blog), November 2, 2015–“You Don’t Have to Like My Characters”

“An Affection for Flawed Characters” San Diego Book Review, November 1, 2015

How-to of Writing

“Scrivener Convert” , Portland Book Review,  July 13, 2015

“Mindful Editing and Revising”,, November 6, 2015

 “The Dreaded Middle–Story Block”, San Diego Book Review, March 2, 2016

 “The End:  Knowing When to Stop”, San Diego Book Review, April 4, 2016

Book Club

Engaging With Book Clubs

“One Book. Two Readers. Different Meanings”, Shelf Pleasure, August 8, 2016

Going Public

Going Public

“Beta Readers–A Novelist’s Best Friend”, San Diego Book Review, January 2, 2016

Book Announcement on, October 5, 2015

Book Announcement on, October 13, 2015

“Reviews Blues”, San Diego Book Review, May 4, 2016

The Publicist

Why Even Internet Addicts Need a Publicist”, JKS Communications Newsletter, February 2017