As Soon As…

As Soon As…

  A few years ago I had the absolute joy of attending an author reading in Chicago with the incredible Anne Lamott. That evening she told the crowd gathered that as a writing teacher her students ranged in age from 25 to 75. And then she said something that has...
My Math Was All Wrong

My Math Was All Wrong

I was being interviewed for an upcoming summit for authors yesterday and I was asked a question about something on my website. A sort of mathematical formula: Integrity + Publicity = Influence. It seems math was never my strong point. You see, I realized that the...
What Producers Wish You Knew

What Producers Wish You Knew

You know what TV producers wish you – as a nonfiction author – knew? That they need you as much as you need them. Well that was a short post! I didn’t, as we say in the TV biz, “bury the lead. I put it out there right away because it’s so important that...
Random Acts of Media

Random Acts of Media

I was sitting in the control room of national talk show one day several years ago with a baffled expression on my face. I wasn’t the only one. Finally one of the dozen or so people in the control room said what we were all thinking, “What in the world is...
Good News About Your Book Launch

Good News About Your Book Launch

I once saw an Instagram video with an author who was almost inconsolable. Her book launch had not gone to plan and she was devastated because she was running out of time to make the bestseller lists. Oh, and by the way, she was wrong. Utterly and completely wrong. She...