Design Post: Let's Talk Book Covers

The visuals of a book mean as much as the content. The saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" is apt in many instances but when it does come to books, let's be frank, that what we see does draw the eye. So, I wanted to look at a few book covers that appeal to me as someone who works in the industry as well.

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Fave Reads 2013 Edition

Annual wrap-up lists have posted or are posting and so here's mine for my favorite reads of the past year.

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February Double (Book) Features! (#DBF Month)

As someone with an ever growing TBR pile I wanted to dedicate February to books I've been wanting to read by authors Jeff Hirsch, Cheryl Stayed, and Sara Zarr. And it just so happens I have two of each of their books I have yet to read.

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A Word on Readings...

After discussing pros and cons of being an audience member at a reading I wanted to suggest three things to think about when you pursue reading your work to a larger audience.

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Napa Valley & Santa Fe: Two Conferences, Two Perspectives

This year I did not one but two writing conferences back-to-back on the west coast. This called for lots of heat and water and immersing myself in the arts. I was glad to do so, but after a couple weeks did miss home, sort of.

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