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Tossing Your Book Into The World

Authors spend a year—sometimes two or three—nurturing their book.  Then comes the moment when we finally have to let go and the book takes on a life of its own. Step away from the computer, lady, and no one will get hurt. Releasing a book is exciting and frightening both … Read More

Obsession: Or, I Really, Really Want It

Obsession is a strange thing. I used to be obsessed with Steiff stuffed animals when I was a kid. Okay, truth be told, I’m still semi-obsessed with them. But how far do you let a compulsion go? I’ve met stamp collectors, coin collectors, Barbie doll collectors and folks devoted to … Read More