Philadelphia and the Ploughshares Literary Boroughs Series

It’s up! My guest post is up! If you live in the Philadelphia area, are moving to town, or just want to know what’s occurring on the Philadelphia literary scene (where to read, where to write, where to get published) definitely check it out! I had a lot of fun doing the research for thisContinue reading “Philadelphia and the Ploughshares Literary Boroughs Series”

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The Joys of Reading Local

I love curated bookstores that celebrate and pridefully promote local interests, local stories, and regional history. When I attended the Juniper Summer Writing Institute two summers ago, it was my first experience in New England and I LOVED how all the books were set there. It’s how I was introduced to An Arsonist’s Guide toContinue reading “The Joys of Reading Local”

Publish Local: The Bookstore Press Trend

As feisty independent bookstore owner Meg Ryan once illustrated in the film You’ve Got Mail, physical bookstores have long been trying a variety of methods to compete. While in the film Meg Ryan fought against the monopoly of chain bookstore Fox Books, modern booksellers are battling against Amazon and other e-book sales by hosting authorContinue reading “Publish Local: The Bookstore Press Trend”

Dear Indie Bookstores: Stop Judging Books by their Covers

When you’re driving, sometimes you encounter some very important people–read, jerks–who break all the rules; they go fifty miles over the speed limit, weave around you in closely-packed traffic, and almost cause four car crashes before they speed out of sight. Some people get mad at these rude drivers and let out a stream ofContinue reading “Dear Indie Bookstores: Stop Judging Books by their Covers”