Featured Writer on Wellness: Alonna Shaw

Alonna Shaw is a writer and editor living in Northern California. Previously, she was a model, actress, and artist. Each interest added another creative layer to the career cake. Her debut novel, Eleven Sundays, won an Honorable Mention in Mainstream/Literary Fiction in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. Using What Annoys You as … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Alonna Shaw

Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

S.B. Roozenboom grew up in the Great Northwest. She is the author of three young adult novels: Markings, Predator Girl, and Taste of Silver. Her first science fiction novel will be released next year from WiDo Publishing. When not writing, S.B. can be found high up in the Cascade Mountains, down on the Oregon coast, … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: S.B. Roozenboom

The Surprising Ways Tea Can Make You a Better Writer

The great C.S. Lewis was quoted as saying: “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Turns out he wasn’t the only writer who loved tea. Simone de Beavoir couldn’t start the day without a cup of tea. The great German philosopher Immanuel Kant got up … Continue reading The Surprising Ways Tea Can Make You a Better Writer

Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Melissa Palmer is the author of Twin Oaks (Open Books), and A Life Less Normal (forthcoming, WiDo). Her short stories have been nominated for both the Pushcart Prize and the Eric Hoffer Award. Though her non-fiction life is intense and serious (she writes about mental health issues and autism), her hashtag gaming on Twitter is fairly silly, … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Melissa Palmer

Why Print Books are Much Healthier for Reading Before Bed

First of all, don’t misunderstand me. I’m not against ebooks. I love them. My brother got me an iPad for Christmas a couple years ago and I’ve really enjoyed filling my ebookshelves ever since. It’s that immediate gratification. See a book you want, and you can purchase it and start reading it right now. What’s … Continue reading Why Print Books are Much Healthier for Reading Before Bed

Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Strauss

Victoria Strauss is the author of nine novels for adults and young adults, including the Way of Arata fantasy series (The Burning Land and The Awakened City) and a pair of historical novels for teens, Passion Blue and Color Song. Her articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, among others. An active member of … Continue reading Featured Writer on Wellness: Victoria Strauss

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