the author's life
Bestselling author Joanne Harris (Chocolat, The Strawberry Thief and other books) is synaesthetic, which means she smells colours. Here’s what her red sofa cushion smells like (yum!) and how synesthesia… Read More »How Synesthesia Affects Writing: Joanne Harris, Author of Chocolat
I’ve been making a full-time living from my “She Blossoms” blogs since 2008 – which I myself find impossible to believe! I’ve long expected the internet to implode and my… Read More »How I Started Earning a Full-Time Living as a Blogger
A Multnomah editor said a women’s self-help book about grief is a hard sell to the publishing team, and difficult to sell in the marketplace. If I wanted my book to be a bestseller, I’d have to become passionate about recovery.
Can colors—not coloring with crayons in a book, but actual color therapy—make you happy? Before you jump to yay or nay, take a look at this colorful research. Here’s how… Read More »How Colors Affect Your Mind, Mood and Mental Health
Is it weird to write while walking on a treadmill before the sun rises? It doesn’t feel weird to get up at 3 a.m. to write my novel (Almost Sage),… Read More »3 Weird Things About Getting Up at 3 a.m. to Write