Breaking All The Rules

I love it when one of the “hard and fast” rules I teach is elegantly altered by an encounter with great piece of art. Such was my experience watching Zhang Yang’s remarkable film “Paths of the Soul” last night at the Dairy Center theater...

Happy Birthday, kn literary arts!

Three years ago this month, my bestie (and then Hay House Event Director) Nancy Levin offhandedly suggested I attend the Hay House Writer’s Workshop she was putting up in Denver at the end of the month. I took her up on the offer–not having any idea what a...

The Case for Great Expectations

About four years into my publishing career I had an author conversation that hurt my heart. At the time I was working at Plume, a paperback division of Penguin USA. Part of my job was to shepherd the repackaging of “backlist” books. A backlist book is one that was...

Love Your Resistance

So here it is, the end of another super-busy day. Looking back at everything you accomplished, you gotta give yourself props. You busted through that to-do list like a bosslady. You fed yourself, and maybe your family. You negotiated that deal even more successfully...