Another Kind of Free: Virtual Book Launch Party Recording

On Friday, September 12, 2014, Another Kind of Free: Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Robin Williams' Death had its official launch. My publisher, Angela Lauria, of Difference Press, interviewed me during the day-long virtual launch party. We laughed; we cried; we had a ball for an amazingly quick forty-five minutes. Along with readings of … Continue reading Another Kind of Free: Virtual Book Launch Party Recording

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Amazon Bestseller – Another Kind of Free: Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Suicide

I'm proud to announce that my memoir, Another Kind of Free: Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Robin Williams' Death, was a #1 bestseller in the Suicide category on Wednesday, September 10, National Suicide Prevention Day. Woo-hoo! It is currently hovering around #3 in the same category. This is great; hopefully more people who need … Continue reading Amazon Bestseller – Another Kind of Free: Suicide Prevention in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Suicide

Do What Scares You: Publishing My Memoir

Robin Williams committed suicide a few weeks ago and devastated me. I initially thought my reaction was irrational since I knew the man no better than any other schmuck who likes movies. But, I quickly figured out my problem and started writing about it. That writing, coupled with a reinterpretation of pages from my unpublished … Continue reading Do What Scares You: Publishing My Memoir

Writing 20 Minutes Per Day

I've decided to rededicate myself to writing in my blog on a weekly basis. This is probably the seventh time I've made this choice in the five years I've had this blog. Sheesh! Five years! And, this time I'm coming at it with a different angle. I'm taking Len Leatherwood's advice. In her post, The … Continue reading Writing 20 Minutes Per Day

Accepting Change

I’ve been told my Patch column, “A Discerning Eye,” needs to change its subject to all things Mommy. Some people would be annoyed with this. After all, I had a perfectly good column that was enjoying a decent readership - especially since Patch owner, AOL, has done no advertising for its Patch sites. I could … Continue reading Accepting Change

Happily Failing at NaNoWriMo

This is my first year attempting NaNoWriMo. It’s actually my first year taking writing seriously. It’s always been a personal thing for me. Oh, I majored in English in college, studied under some phenomenal writing professors including Lucille Clifton and Debbie Pope, and have had a handful of poems published in national journals. I’ve been … Continue reading Happily Failing at NaNoWriMo