Philly SheWrites birthday bash was a success

This week the Philadelphia contingent of SheWrites marked the first birthday of It was a small group with diverse writing interests. The event began with introductions and connections. As the conversation progressed we found that there were ways we could help each other in our business, writing process, strategy and creative … Read More

Head to a She Writes birthday bash near you

On June 29, She Writes, the largest community and resource for women writers online, will celebrate its one-year anniversary. Since the launch of She Writes, with 40 founding “alpha” members, including Amy Sohn, Hope Edelman, Katha Pollitt, Gretchen Rubin, and Alix Kates Shulman, growth has been explosive. The site now boasts nearly … Read More

Epilepsy? Yep, there’s an app for that.

There are apps to find the best restaurant or to find you when you’re lost, but an app for epilepsy? Now that just blows my mind. In a two second Google search, I found links to information on at least three apps relating to epilepsy. Here’s what I found: First, there’s the … Read More

Check out Epilepsy by the Numbers

A friend said to me, “I can’t wait to learn more about who has epilepsy when I check out your blog.” GULP. I realized I didn’t have information on who has epilepsy on my blog. In response to that perfectly reasonable request, I have created a page called “Epilepsy by the Numbers.” … Read More

Back from BEA

I’m back from Book Expo America, and yes, I left NYC in a MegaBus weighed down with books and swag (mostly books). The experience was great and I will happily take on the Javits Center again next year. My favorite quote from the show was said during the Editor Buzz session when … Read More

Huff Post helps bring Epilepsy out of the shadows

Recently on the Huffington Post, Lynda Resnick, author of Rubies in the Orchard, posted an article on epilepsy. Resnick notes: “The numbers surrounding epilepsy are staggering. At any given time, nearly 1% of the world’s population has active epilepsy — that’s 60 million people. Ten times that number will have at least … Read More

Head down, into the madness: Book Expo America

This will be my first time taking on the mammoth trade show that is Book Expo America (BEA). The show will run May 25-27 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. My collegues at assure me that I will need a plan of action and sturdy (yet stylish) shoes. Of course, … Read More

Good Days, Bad Days magazine is up and running

Good Days, Bad Days, a magazine for children with chronic illness, has launched it’s inaugural issue. The magazine was established to help children with chronic illness cope with their condition. The founder, Amy Friedenberg, hopes that Good Days, Bad Days will become a publication that children with chronic illness can be proud … Read More

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