great writers

Steal This Quote: Anais Nin

By |January 1st, 2015|

We write to taste life twice,
in the moment and in retrospect
– Anaïs Nin, French-born Cuban novelist and short story writer

 

Lotus Moment: #LiteracySelfie

By |September 8th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: Did you know that September 8th is International Literacy Day? Yeah, I didn’t either until 2 days ago when @IndyReadsBooks mentioned it on Twitter. Well, the word nerd in me made a point yesterday to grab this photo of my favorite reading […]

Reading: It's Not A Competition

By |July 31st, 2012|

I have a confession to make. I’m a writer who’s not an avid reader. My home is not filled with mountains and mountains of books. I don’t have more bookshelves than I have space to put them. And generally, I only read one book at […]

Bradbury Speaks: Honoring a Literary Icon

By |June 8th, 2012|

Thankfully, it’s not everyday a literary giant leaves us for greener pastures. So it’s up to us to honor them and share our memories of what the world will miss now that they’ve been called home. Ray Bradbury, at the age of 91, left us […]

Your Quotes Are Killing Me

By |December 30th, 2011|

Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration. But not by much. Everywhere I turn I feel bombarded by quotations – Twitter, Google+, blogs, Tumblrs, YouTube videos … yes, even YouTube has given over to the quotation mania.

Now, I’m not a stranger to being inspired by […]

Hoosier Hometown Pride – Crossword Style

By |May 7th, 2011|

Today’s 500 Mini-Marathon marks the official start of the Indy 500-themed fever that grips the Hoosier state every May. However, this year’s affliction will be more expansive than usual thanks to the 2011 Centennial Celebration.

That’s right. The May 29th race marks the 100-year anniversary of […]

A Tribute to Indiana's Native Son: Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library Grand Opening

By |January 31st, 2011|

Last Saturday’s gray, chilly winter afternoon in Indy’s Indiana Avenue Cultural District received a sweet dose of sunshine at the grand opening of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. Admirers from all over the Hoosier state (and a few from beyond our borders) flitted in and […]

What Mick Foley Taught Me

By |November 5th, 2010|

A few weeks ago, I had an opportunity to combine twoof my geekiest pursuits: road trips and book signings. The one and only, Michael “Mick” Foley was holding a reading/signing at the Oakbrook Center Barnes & Noble in Chicago and I jumped at the chance to […]