Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

This past week I got to do something I've never done before - attend Winter Institute. If you don't know, Winter Institute is an annual convention attended by indie booksellers where authors, booksellers, and quite a few librarians all mingle, talk books - and hopefully make an impression on one another. This year it was … Continue reading Coming Home: Reality, Snow, and Winter Institute

When Life Hands You A Derecho, Make A Wood Cord — Or, Life Lessons from Irish Farmers

Those of you who follow me on Twitter, Tumblr or Facebook know that I recently lost an entire building on my property to a nasty-bad storm. When I say nasty-bad, what that means is that there were very large items flying through the air at high speeds. One of them was a tree, and it … Continue reading When Life Hands You A Derecho, Make A Wood Cord — Or, Life Lessons from Irish Farmers