I just published an article on picking your superpower. You can check it out at The Lipstick Chronicles here.
Archive for February, 2011
Here’s a link to Conor Grennan’s Little Princess, a new book being publishing by HarperCollins. Proceeds from the book will go toward Next Generation Nepal who are helping reconnect the 15,000 orphaned children with their families in Nepal. The book is on sale now. Conor’s organization, Next Generation Nepal, has reconnected almost 300 families with children they feared were lost to them forever. It’s a powerful read — this is a bandwagon you can feel good about hopping on to.
Live today is my brand-spankin’ new post for Writer Unboxed. This month I address the big questions that arise in writing fiction (and in other genres as well). For example, what is the difference between perception and reality? And my final question to my fellow writers out there: What is your motivation for writing? What questions are you asking?
Friend, contributor to The Lipstick Chronicles, and Publishers Weekly reviewer Melissa Mia Hall (MMH) has passed away. The terms of her death are extremely upsetting, as she died because seeing a doctor was beyond her financial means. As The Lipstick Chronicles writes,
“Melissa worked hard. She owned a home. She paid her taxes (late, but paid). She was trying to live a dream – the American Dream – that supposedly we as citizens are promised – the right to pursue life, liberty and happiness. For her, that couldn’t be achieved in a traditional job that came with the perks of health care. But does that mean she had to die?”
Melissa’s heart attack could have been prevented, and I think the full article speaks for itself (which you can read at The Lipstick Chronicle’s website). I hope you agree with me that health care is, as always, an issue in our country that must be a priority. She’ll be missed.