updates & ramblings:

Write books only if you are going to say in them the things you would never dare confide to anyone. - Emil Cioran

October 24, 2017

Self-publishing is no longer a one-and-done endeavor. Authors who self-publish are, also, getting picked up by more traditional presses and some traditionally published authors are foraying over to the self-publishing world. However your writing career progresses, you...

July 17, 2017

I am guilty. I have been ignoring my writing for over half a year now. Other aspects of my life have taken over and shoved my creative inner being into a dark and dreary closet. If I don't make the effort now to bust her out...she may spend the rest of eternity peeping...

December 12, 2016

Writers Who Read attended the Visual Arts Center reading and workshop by their teachers, Seven Tables: Poetry and Sustenance, on December 10th. Students who had taken a poetry class at Visual Arts in the past year, were gifted a copy of the anthology The Hungry Ea...

November 30, 2016

Hello. My name is Kim and I’m a poetry addict. I recently indulged in a four-day bender at the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, NJ. I wasn’t a pretty sight: bloodshot eyes from scrutinizing the schedule, cramped fingers from scribbling half a composition book of notes,...

November 30, 2016

Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book is the perfect “ghost tale” to get everyone ready for Halloween. The book begins with a cold and efficient murderer at his work. He kills a family, unknowingly leaving behind a toddler who escapes the killer by slipping out of his house...

July 2, 2016

May 20 & 21 the Poetry Society of Virginia held our annual conference at the Richmond Public Library 101 E. Franklin St. It was a packed two days of speakers, panels, and workshops. Our feature poet, Gabriele Glang, traveled all the way from Germany to speak on ekphras...

July 1, 2016

The Housekeeper and the Professor - Yoko Ogawa
Because The Housekeeper and the Professor was recommended by family, I expected to enjoy it. The premise (a young housekeeper with a 10 year old son shares the story of her time working for a brilliant math professor who h...

June 30, 2016

Kim: What sparked your idea to start PunksWritePoems Press? Did you notice a unique need not currently being filled in the literary community? 

Jason: The idea, and really the thing that drives it, was to dismiss the traditional publishing attitude and create something...

June 29, 2016

On Tuesday, May 10th, the IPPY Awards went down in Chicago at the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). My husband, Wen, and I flew out on Mother's Day and spent three awesome nights enjoying beer, food, and models hired to hand out medals (see photo on right). We m...

April 14, 2016

Success Does Not (Necessarily) Mean Sales
 

                            



My book has not been selling well. It sits on Amazon, Smashwords, IngramSpark, and many other databases ready to be printed an...

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