9 Books to Inspire Us As We Build a New Society

I’ve been thinking about all the people I know who are actively working toward building a new, more conscious society. There are many ways to do this work. One woman runs a program to feed the hungry in New York … Continue reading

5 Reasons You Need an Author Platform Now

Have you ever heard the term “author platform?” The simplest definition: your audience of potential readers.  These days, most agents and publishers require you to have an author platform. That’s because they no longer do all the legwork for you, … Continue reading

What’s Your Big Vision?

I talk a lot on this blog, over time, about vision boards. That’s because I love making them and find them a useful reminder of my aims. But let’s step back just a moment. In order to use a vision … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: Home Base

Home base? No, it’s not a baseball metaphor. I am feeling blessed, at this time when we’re all being advised to stay home except for essential supply runs, to absolutely LOVE where I live and the people I live with. … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: My Family

I am SO blessed to have an amazing family (of birth and choice, both). This weekend, a bunch of us are helping my son and his girlfriend move into the house they just bought. Not only are we schlepping boxes … Continue reading

Starcat’s Favorites: A Writing Win

I did it! I finished writing 50,000 words in November – with three days to spare. I’ve never finished early before. Woo hoo! The novel I’m working on isn’t done, but I’m taking a few days off from it. I … Continue reading