Where the Magic Happens

Monday, September 8, 2014

This week on The Ball — like the very good journalists we are — we’re focusing on the Ws of Writing: Where we write, Why we write, What must-have tools we need (beside our trusty laptops). I’m going to start it off by talking about Where I write. This picture on the left is my dream office. It was designed by Mary McDonald, an interior designer in Los Angeles (here’s…


The making of my first (but not really first) novel: Before I Go

Monday, September 1, 2014

Hi! I’m Colleen, the first 2015 Deb to kick off this new season on the Ball. And I have a confession: Before I Go is not my first novel. (Whoa. I know — you weren’t expecting that kind of bombshell on a Monday morning. My apologies.) My first novel is languishing on my Mac desktop, never to be read by the general public. And that’s a good thing. Although, it…