Author James McGrath Morris Tells Readers What’s Next

A couple of months ago, I had the astounding pleasure to hear author James McGrath Morris (Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print, and Power; Harper Perennial, 2011; The Rose Man of Sing Sing; Fordham University Press, 2005) speak at St. John’s College, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His personable, humorous, and highly informed presentation included […]

Tucson Festival of Books

I will be attending the Tucson Festival of Books on March 15 and 16 and cannot wait. I’m not usually a great networker, but I’m learning to embrace it. Writers are everywhere, and they all need a fantastic editor. Anyone going? Let me know! -Valerie

My Entry for the National Punctuation Day Contest

Okay, so I entered the copyediting punctuation contest, and I didn’t win. The rules were to come up with one to three sentences where each sentence had a punctuation pun. You had to put brackets around the “pun” part. Mine was: “Bring the [coal in] from the garage,” my sister said. I brought fifty briquettes […]