Posted in August 2012

Advice for Beginning Writers from John Steinbeck

Dear Writer: Although it must be a thousand years ago that I sat in a class in story writing at Stanford, I remember the experience very clearly. I was bright-eyes and bushy-brained and prepared to absorb the secret formula for writing good short stories, even great short stories. This illusion was canceled very quickly. The … Continue reading

The Fabulous Pet Rock Festival at Quinsigamond Community College

The Fabulous Pet Rock Festival at Quinsigamond Community College

ImageSusan will sign your copy of Four Seasons Dog Care at this year’s Pet Rock Festival on SUNDAY SEPT 9TH, NOON TO 4 PM:

PET ROCK FESTIVAL, Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester, MA.  01606

Come by the Information Tent, location just as you enter the festival, and say hello!

BOOK DESCRIPTION: As each season gives way to the next, your dog’s needs change, and if you don’t pay attention to the right things, life can get complicated. For example, fall is a time when people change the antifreeze in their vehicles, so you need to look out for polluted puddles from which your dog might drink. Similarly, spring brings allergies and itchy skin, but you can avoid expensive vet visits by putting your dog on an antihistamine.

“Four Seasons Dog Care” is a compact compilation of what you should think about, do, and watch out for as the seasons change. Enjoy it as an informative cover-to-cover read, or use it as a handy reference manual. It will help you and your dog make smooth transitions from each season to the next, so you can enjoy the opportunities that the changing weather brings.

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Volume 2 of The Veranda is on the Way

  Already hard at work on volume 2 of “The Veranda!”  Want to know more?  Check it out: Gisele is and was an exceedingly handsome woman with impeccable taste in clothes.  She wears expensively tailored outfits, and her nails are always well manicured.  Her jewelry is carefully chosen, often designer knock-offs, and always elegant.  She … Continue reading

“The Veranda” Available on Amazon!

Yesterday I published a novella in’s Kindle Store.   It’s called “The Veranda” and it features a woman of a certain age who has hunkered down in a rainforest retreat in order to sift through events in her life and figure out what was important. From the streets of Paris to the beaches of Cape … Continue reading

Surviving the Dry Season

Writing can be a mirror reflection of life. You write every day, the prose is flowing nicely, when suddenly you don’t feel like writing any more. You feel as though you’ve fallen into a pit. Since you’re trying to earn a living with your keyboard, a buzz of anxiety adds to the problem. No matter … Continue reading