Gifts with big hearts for those with a small budget

Friday, December 19, 2014

So we’re writing this week about great gifts for writers and readers here on the Debutante Ball. I could spend a lot of money on some of the things suggested. I love them all! If there’s anything bookish people love more than books, it’s stuff related to books. And there’s lots of it out there, but I have some other suggestions. And none of them cost money! Time to read…


Ah, Autumn: The Season of Falling Down on the Job

Monday, October 7, 2013

The other morning I was out walking my dog and saw my breath in the cool air. Later the same day, it was an unseemly eighty degrees. Chicago hasn’t decided what season it is yet, but I can tell you what time of the year it is for me: Word Count Nuclear Winter. Every year at about this time, my writing habit drops through the basement. That’s because twice a…