How To Connect With The Perfect Literary Agent and Publisher

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The query letter is the way to connect projects with agents, publications, and publishers, with the payoff of positive results. Without sending a query, you cannot receive a “No, thank you” or a “Yes, I will gladly review your work.” It is a one-page letter encouraging publishers, agents, and editors to read and consider your fiction ...

CrimeCONN 2018

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Love a good mystery? Writing a great mystery? Reading a fantastic mystery? Come join me, and loads of other writers I’m sure you know, on June 23, 2018 at the Ferguson Library, Downtown Stamford, CT.*: CrimeCONN 2018  Keeping It Real:Information, Entertainment and Inspiration From Deep Inside The Mystery World  Saturday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Main ...

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Where Everyone Has a Story to Tell

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Previously Published and Photos Provided By http://thethreetomatoes.com Celebrating its 45th year and named one of the Top 100 Events in North America, I was unaware it existed until I had a great job in Denali National Park, Alaska regaling guests with stories about actual women in the Gold Rush, the Conservation Movement, and Athabaskan story telling ...

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Yoga Combines Your Mind, Body, Heart, and Soul

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Jungle Immersion:  Jungle yoga is total immersion living the yogic lifestyle (complete with toilets and shower accommodations), with two people to a tent. The location is 2500 feet above sea level which means no mosquitoes.  SatyanandaYoga yoga and meditation spaces are provided. There is also a kitchen and dining area. Regardless of a few modern ...

Oy Vey Yoga

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You might not have heard of Oy Vey Yoga before, but if you’re anything like me, you might already be an Oy Vey Yoga Professional. Oy Vey is part of a Yiddish phrase: oy vey is mir. I use these expressions to mean: You’ve got to be kidding or I can’t believe I’m doing this. If you’re not ...

Stepping Back into Living History

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Joan, who is now a grandmother to her daughter Dana’s two children, is still amazed by the experiences they shared visiting Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. “I remember carefully watching Dana’s face as her five-year-old mind worked through the information she was seeing and hearing,” says Joan.  “A woman dressed in costume and speaking in ...

My Volunteer Trip to Costa Rica

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I always tell people that volunteer work is the best because, while it means responsibilities one takes on, it is not an obligation, it’s a choice, and that makes all the difference in the world. —Karen M. Gray, C&O Canal National Historical Park Library Volunteer When I wrote my first book about volunteer travel everyone asked, “What in the world ...