Owning What My Book Says About Me, and Denying What it Does Not

King Quote

I’ve heard it said that all writing is autobiographical. Even if you’re not writing the true story of your own life, the assumption goes, you’re inflicting your life experiences on the people you make up, or writing their relationships to mirror your own. One way or another, your purportedly fictional story is really a blueprint…
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News Flash–May Day Edition

News Flash

Congratulations to Connie Merritt, winner of Patricia Park’s RE JANE! Check back next week, where we will announce the winner of this weeks giveaway, Pam Wechsler’s MISSION HILL! From the 2016 Debs: Louise Miller is at Grub Street’s Muse and the Marketplace Writers’ Conference, giving a talk today with the delightful Kate Racculia titled Feedback is a Conversation. She…
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Interview with Pamela Wechsler, Author of MISSION HILL and a Book Giveaway!

Mission Hill by Pamela Wechsler,

Pamela Wechsler, a lawyer, legal consultant and television writer has now begun her career as a novelist. Her debut novel MISSION HILL is the first in a series featuring Abby Endicott. Endicott is chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston, where she investigates and prosecutes the city’s most dangerous killers. She attended the elite…
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Oprah Was On to Something


I suspect Oprah and I lead different lives. I could be wrong. She could be soaking a boy’s sweatshirt right now because he blew his nose directly into the sleeve and then wore it all day so the boogers dried into the fabric, but I’m guessing she’s soaking her newly pedicured feet in a warm, salt-infused tub…
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The Five Things I Can’t Stop Talking About


This week’s topic is “favorite things”, but since Louise and Jennifer already wrote clever lists of favorite things, I’m not going to do that. I hate to compete in games I know I’m going to lose. It’s a character flaw, and I’ll never change. So instead,I spent the past two days listening to my own…
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