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What’s the most powerful #lesson you’ve learned in your #life ?

While blogging, one of my joys has been making friends. Over the years and despite the miles, someone on the other side of the world can become a real friend, in the truest sense of the term. Once such friend is Guilie Castillo-Oriard, talented author, a dog-rescuer with a big heart, and an awesome friend. She’s recently released her book “The Miracle of Small Things” and if you haven’t read it, I urge you to get yourself a copy, pronto: there’s something for different kinds of reader: for the lover of short stories, of narratives, of language. It is also a love letter to Curaçao.

Are you a lover of short stories? What’s the latest anthology you’ve read?

When #Bookshops Become Extinct, where will you Browse? #amreading

Today I stumbled upon a Clearance sale for books, another bookshop closing down. I bought me a few books, Damon Galgut among them, and then tried to think when I’d bought the last book. Couldn’t remember then, can’t remember now. As I browsed the bookshelves I kept thinking that 50 years from now, this would…

Want to talk to the Hottest #Creative #Writing #Teacher I know?

Today I give you Suzy Vitello Soule, den-mom for the hottest writing group in Portland with names like Chuck Palahniuk, Chelsea Cain, Diana Page Jordan, Cheryl Strayed, Lidia Yuknavitch. Do you have raging questions related to creative writing or her book that you want to ask Suzy Vitello?