Halloween 2020: What’s Wrong with Trunk-or-Treat

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I joked in this post last year that the Halloween of the future might devolve into costumed parents driving by homes and tossing candy to the kids in their yards. Little did I know that would become a viable option for Halloween 2020 as we deal with COVID-19 and keeping kids safe. So for fun, … Continue reading Halloween 2020: What’s Wrong with Trunk-or-Treat

Life of a Writer: Midnight Inspiration

I think a lot of writers suffer from midnight inspiration, for better or worse. I’m almost done with the first act of my new manuscript (about a group of Millennials grappling with life’s choices and social justice issues), and am happy to report I've found a way to work with these sometimes unwelcome thoughts. Typically, … Continue reading Life of a Writer: Midnight Inspiration

People Reading More Books in COVID-19 Pandemic

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Here's something fun I discovered while running a small survey in conjunction with the 30 Days of Free Books giveaway program: A majority of Americans are spending more time reading books since the coronavirus pandemic began. As those of you who entered to win books through 30 Days know, we asked entrants about their reading … Continue reading People Reading More Books in COVID-19 Pandemic

HAHG “Fan Mail”

I hope everyone had a peaceful and restful Fourth of July weekend. I myself had a great time with my family and some socially distant friends. (Early on in the coronavirus epidemic someone--possibly the governor of California--said "socially distant" is the wrong term. "Physically distant" is better because you can still be sociable from six … Continue reading HAHG “Fan Mail”

What Audre Lorde Said

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Like many of my fellow white people, I am undergoing a serious education about what it's like to be black in America today. I am wondering what we can do, as individuals and as a society, to finally eradicate racism (to the extent that that is possible; I believe that even if 99% of US … Continue reading What Audre Lorde Said