chick lit

What’s On …

Just a few little notes about what’s on my playlist, my nightstand, and my stove these days. On my playlist: I mentioned the Spilled Milk podcast briefly when I featured Molly Wizenburg’s book, Delancey, in Books and Brews a couple of months ago, but I’m still listening, and so I’m mentioning it again. It’s two comedians/writers …

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Books & Brews: From the Sideline / New Belgium Brewing’s Shift Pale Lager

Two of my favorite things in the world are craft beer and books. On the last Thursday of every month I pair a story I love with a pint to sip while reading it.  This month I read Amy Avanzino’s second novel, FROM THE SIDELINE. Technically it’s the second book in her Wake-up Series, but I had no …

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Ripping off the Labels

I say: “I’m a self-published author.”  “I write chick lit or you know, women’s fiction, or whatever.”  “My novel is more commercial than literary.” Which sounds a lot like: “I’m not ready.” “I don’t believe in my story.” “My book isn’t worthy.” Outside the writing/publishing industry issues about  traditional publishing, self publishing, chick lit, women’s …

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