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Tumbleweed Writer: In Dallas

Instead of asking “Where’s Waldo?”, my family and friends have been asking, “Where’s Jan?” That’s because I’ve been “tumbleweeding,” which is a quaint way of saying I’m bumming around for a bit. American George Whitman, who established Shakespeare and Company — the famous Left Bank ex-pat bookstore –coined the term, calling himself a tumbleweed and opening his doors…

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How to Kill Procrastination in 10 Easy Steps

Procrastination kills many ideas and projects. Why do we do it? Maybe it’s ADHD, maybe it’s disorganization or distraction, or maybe it’s simply that you’re facing an uninspiring project. Aside from preparing a tax return, many creative, entrepreneurial people suffer from the inability to begin or finish projects—we’ve all heard of writer’s block. So how…

Author Salon: Fiction Writing in San Diego

Are you in San Diego or North County? Join me at Hera Hub for a fiction writing Author’s Salon on Tuesday, October 20th! If you’re thinking of writing a book, or just want to hear the inside stories, this is for you! Judith Lown and I will also be signing books afterward. (Scent of Triumph, Flawless, and…

French Coast Book Debut

Here’s a treat for those of you who want to jumpstart your summer reading–anytime of year. Anita Hughes is a prolific author who writes stylish contemporary fiction. Her latest book is French Coast, a love story set in the south of France. Anita and I recently had a joint booksigning at the legendary Warwick’s Bookstore in La Jolla,…