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Do You Dwell in Your Mind or in Your Body?

The theme of the week for me seems to be touch. Do you “live in your head?” Are you one of those who are rarely present in the moment, but…
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My June Promise

You will see one new post from me everyday for the month of June. For the last two years, founding and running a tech startup consumed my life. With tremendous…
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When Things Go Wrong in the Best Possible Way: Motherhood

My plan was simple. I was going to become a photographer for National Geographic, travel the world, have great affairs. Finally, at 40-years-old, I would have a daughter with my…
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The Great Writing Retreat Debacle

I have come to Mexico on retreat, with the sincere intention of finalizing the edits on my novel. I am failing miserably. An author friend of mine, Judith Gille, has…
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Five Pairings of Books to Custom Cocktails for #Booklush

Enjoy this second batch of cocktails paired with books chosen by Book Lush backers. If you want a personalized pairing matched to a book of your choosing, let me know…
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Knickerbocker Classics Join with #BookLush

Great news! Quarto Publishing Group has partnered to provide the classic books for Book Lush pairings. These books come from their Knickerbocker Classics imprint. Here is a sampling of the…
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First Batch of Book and Cocktail Pairings for #Booklush

Here’s my first batch of book and cocktail pairings from Book Lush backers. Quite a diverse group! Please feel free to share these as you wish. Of course, if you…

Lush Perk – the Sexiest Smart Shoes I’ve Ever Seen

Meet friend of Book Lush: Street Slips What do you wear while reading your classic novels and sipping your custom cocktails? Street Slips! Australian designer HeavyTaste has launched a new line of incredibly…

Take a Retreat to Betty McDonald’s Cabin

A once in a lifetime opportunity! Become a backer of my Book Lush campaign at the Betty McDonald level and you will receive a five-day stay at Betty’s cabin. This…

Solo Writing Retreats to Feed Your Soul

Do you dream of a getaway where you can focus solely on your writing? Perhaps finish that novel that’s been neglected over the competing time grabbers of work, family and…