Author Archives: eme2825

A Gift of Wonder

I opened an e newsletter from my college in my inbox.  These come frequently and are filled with announcements about student athletes, the completion of construction projects or 19 year olds who win fellowships for being impossibly smarter and more … Continue reading

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Early Delivery! Lisa Catherine Harper’s A DOUBLE LIFE: Discovering Motherhood

The official pub date is listed as March 1st, but A DOUBLE LIFE has arrived early and is available now. Congratulations to Lisa Catherine Harper! As you can see from the fabulous cover to the left, A DOUBLE LIFE is … Continue reading

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Read, Rinse, Repeat (okay, don’t rinse, just repeat)

Can you imagine a world in which the bestselling relationships book might be titled He’s Just Not Good Enough For You, rather than He’s Just Not That Into You? Continue reading

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Confessions of a Book Snob

I don’t represent thrillers these days, mainly because I don’t read them very often.  I’m not sure I’d recognize the next Stieg Larsson or James Patterson if their novels were on submission in my stack.  Somewhere along the line my … Continue reading

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My Parents Are My Heroes

At some point in our lives, we’ve all been asked, “Who is your role model?”  This is usually followed by, “And why?” which has always struck me as a smug little question, hanging so uselessly onto its predecessor.  Any polysyllabic, … Continue reading

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A 2010 Retrospective: THE DISSEMBLERS

A few months ago when I was first thinking of starting a blog, a writer friend told me that WordPress was “so easy to use, the blog practically creates itself.”  Well, that’s probably true if you’re someone who is patient … Continue reading

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To School, Part II

It’s early morning in Milwaukee.  Picture the day as bright and clear, perhaps in early autumn, as the leaves on the Ash trees are just starting to turn golden.  Picture the light glinting off the yellow school bus in front … Continue reading

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To School, Part I

Growing up, I went to a K-12 college prep school in a northern suburb of Milwaukee.  Along with my brother and sister, I took the bus to school each morning, with varying success.  Our house in the city was one … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE!

How sweet it is to spread the word about Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s debut YA novel, OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE, which pubs today!   This book grabbed me from the first page with its fresh and original voice.  I appreciated Ari’s complexity … Continue reading

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Stars

On my last business trip to New York, before I moved here permanently, I had one last free day to spend in the city before flying back to San Francisco.  For some reason, the prospect of the free day was … Continue reading

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