My not-so-secret blogging weapon – Updated!

This is not Joel. If you're having technical trouble with your blog, have you thought about hiring a hiring a blog technical support person? True confessions time: I don't do every bit of the work on my blogs. Sure, I write posts, re-size photos, hunt up stories and videos, update plug-ins, back up the blog - all the day2day stuff that WordPress makes easy once you get ...

Twelve Survival Tips for Public Speaking

That first author reading outside of a workshop atmosphere is daunting. According to the Self Help Collective, the fear of public speaking is second only to the fear of flying. My first such reading was in March 2012 at a New England Sisters in Crime event for the state of Connecticut. I read the first few pages of my work-in-progress, along with about a dozen published ...