My kids share their (strong!) opinions about texting and other tech distractions

Did you see this article in the New York Times (November 21, 2010) –  Growing up Digital, Wired for Distraction.  It reads, in part:

Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than [...]

Interview with Beth Hoffman, author of *Saving CeeCee Honeycutt*

I am so pleased to welcome Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, which debuted last week to great reception: #34 on the New York Times bestseller list, #11 on Heartland Indie Midwest, and #9 on SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers’ Association); go CeeCee!

This novel is full of southern warmth and charm, and loaded with wise and [...]

Tune into *That’s How I Blog* on Tuesday!

It’s my turn to be in the ‘hot seat’ on That’s How I Blog!.  I’ll be on this Tuesday, December 8, at 9pm EST.  This is the Blog Talk Radio live interview and text chat hosted by Nicole from Linus’ Blanket. That hot seat has been warmed up by some of my favorite bloggers.  You [...]

BBAW bonus interview with Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves

Yes, just like those “specially marked” boxes of cereal that held a coveted prize when you were a kid, today’s blog post is “specially marked” with a bonus blogger interview!  I’m excited to be interviewing Jenn from Jenn’s Bookshelves!  I met Jenn at BEA, and we were both on Team Twinkie in our “Game on [...]

BBAW interview with Harmony from *Harmony Book Reviews*

One of my favorite themed posts from BBAW 08 was the interview exchange.  I interviewed My Friend Amy, the founder of Book Blogger Appreciation Week.  This year I’m excited to be interviewing Harmony  from Harmony Book Reviews! This is one of those “I don’t know how she does it” stories – Harmony is a teen, [...]

Enter book giveaway with a call or “chat” during Mary Kay Andrews interview


Set your alarms for 3:00 on this Tuesday, June 16 when New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews will be discussing her latest novel, The Fixer Upper, with Virginia Stanley at HarperCollins.

Here’s a bit about the book:

This is a stand-alone novel about a woman whose professional fall from grace lands her back in a [...]

My conversation with *Savvy Verse and Wit*

Earlier in the week I read an interesting ”reverse meme” at Savvy Verse and Wit.  Serena posted her responses to five questions posed by Monica at Monniblog.  It was fun to learn a little more about Serena, and to ponder how I would have answered those questions.

I’m notorious for not forwarding memes; I’m a slacker even [...]

Call in and talk to Brunonia Barry, author of *The Lace Reader*


Tomorrow night (Wednesday, November 5), you can call in and talk to Brunonia Barry, author of The Lace Reader .  The conference call takes place at 8pm EST; click this link for details, including how to call in, or email questions ahead of time.  The webcast will be archived at that same link, so you [...]

From the archives: Interview with My Friend Amy from BBAW 2008

From the archives: This post originally ran during BBAW 08, as part of the book blogger interview swap that My Friend Amy organized.  A week after BBAW I moved to a self-hosted site; I thought all my posts migrated with me, but Amy’s interview slipped through the cracks!  Since we’re getting ready for BBAW [...]