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Just Five Questions with Orly Konig

I’m going to be honest with you: Orly Konig is one of my favorite people in my writing world. I met her through our organization, the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, which she helped found as its first president, and I would’ve asked her to be here with Just Five Questions even if she didn’t have a new book coming out early next month I wanted her to talk with you about. Orly is a consistent cheerleader, my unofficial writing life coach (not even kidding), volunteer early reader, and a calm voice in the crazy tumult that sometimes comes with publishing. She’s also a fantastic mom, talented crocheter (is that a word, Orly?), and well-versed in the languages of espresso and red wine (languages I will happily speak with her). After years of pushing the creativity boundary in corporate communications, Orly decided it was time for a new challenge and made the switch to fiction. Now she spends her days chatting up imaginary friends, drinking entirely too much coffee, and negotiating writing space around two over-fed cats. In addition to being the co-founder and past president of WFWA…

February 7, 2018

Sorry for All the Coughing

We’re still recovering from the Preschool Plague of the century, here, and “recovering” is a nice way to say that we’re no longer going through two boxes of tissues a day, and only one person is spontaneously weeping from misery (I’ll let you guess who, and yes, it may be me). There’s a lot of hacking and coughing still going on. It’s really quite obnoxious. I found this little thought while going through some old magazines headed for the recycling bin.  The irony of decluttering while paging through an issue of Real Simple is not lost on me, by the way. I think my friends who are struggling with some stress right now might like it. The quote, I mean, not Real Simple. My writer friends will totally like it, and that’s not just because it’s all deep and stuff. I am not feeling very deep today.  Maybe knee-deep in Benadryl, but that’s not so good to take when you’re the primary caregiver of children for the greater part of the daylight hours. Holy, cow, I’m starting…