The Blood-Red Pencil

Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group/The Write Stuff Conference

Philadelphia Writers’ Conference


Women’s Fiction Writers Association

Lehigh Valley Arts Council

The Philly Liar’s Club

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Writers subsist on a steady diet of writing and while I’d love to spend all day checking out blogs, I can’t. But these select blogs are either daily bread, fresh leafy greens, or delectable dessert and worth checking out! Listed here in completely random yet alphabetical order (embrace the paradox).

A.S. King: Here’s me using the word blog in a sentence

Charles Kiernan: Fairy Tales of the Month, Reflections and Delusions

Chuck Sambuchino’s Guide to Literary Agents

Donna Galanti

Jane Friedman: Writing, Reading, and Publishing in the Digital Age

Janice Gable Bashman: The Writing Life

Jerry Waxler: Memory Writers Network

Jessica Cooper

Jon Gibbs: An Englishman in New Jersey

Katherine Ramsland at Psychology Today

Kelly Simmons: verysincerely, a world where letters still matter

Kelly Simmons: Everything’s novel

Marie Lamba: Agent Mondays, Writer Wednesdays, and more

Molly Cochran

Women’s Fiction Writers: no heroes. no zombies. no high heels. well, maybe high heels.

Writer Unboxed: About the craft and business of fiction

Writers in the Storm: Inspiration for writers

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For the beauty of their prose and the power of their stories, I am indebted to the following authors:

Margaret Atwood

Elizabeth Berg

Andre Dubus III

Leif Enger

Janet Fitch

Tess Uriza Holthe

Khaled Hosseini

Stephanie Kallos

Sue Monk Kidd

Barbara Kingsolver

Wally Lamb

Margot Livesey

Regina McBride

Colum McCann

Roland Merullo

Joyce Carol Oates

Juilene Osborne-McKnight

Ann Patchett

Anna Quindlen

Marisa de los Santos

Lisa See

Ruth Knafo Setton

Kelly Simmons

Amy Tan

Dalton Trumbo

Anne Tyler

Danielle Young-Ullman