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I got a chance to preview the new American Writers Museum in Chicago before it opened on May 16, 2017. It is enchanting, inspiring, genuinely magical. There is a special room about children’s literature, with a glorious full-wall mural by […]

I am so proud to have an essay (about cookies) in Sisterwritereaters, the marvelous new book of essays about women and food, and so lucky to be a part of the extraordinary group of wise, funny, and smart group of […]

In honor of Mother’s Day, my ebook 50 Must-See Movies: Mothers will be free on Amazon through Monday, May 11-15, 2017. No relationship is more primal, more fraught, more influential, more worried over, more nurturing when good and more devastating […]

I am thrilled to be included in this magnificent book, a collection of essays by women about food, with recipes. My essay is “My Life in Six Cookies.” When we think about the biggest milestones and roadblocks in our lives, […]

When I Carried You in My Belly is a new book by Thrity Umrigar, with illustrations by Ziyue Chen, about a mother’s tender experience of knowing that a baby is growing inside. The loving verse explains to a child that […]

A free ebook for Black History Month — Milly Pierce: A Slave Turned Slave-Owner in Pre-Civil War Virginia is free for five days. Black, female and on her own, Milly Pierce embodies in many ways the long, complex and convoluted […]

Before special effects were done with CGI, movie creatures were built out of rubber and imagination. And Rubberhead is the first of a projected five-volume sex, drugs, and movies series from Steve Johnson, the guy behind such iconic movie creatures […]

Fans of Philip Pullman, author of the richly imagined Dark Materials trilogy were overjoyed to hear this week that he is releasing a new companion series. The first book of the new series, which will collectively be called The Book […]

In honor of Black History Month — John Holway’s fascinating ebook about Bessie Coleman, the first place woman aviator, is FREE February 13-17, 2017. Enjoy! Back in the 1920s planes were made of wood and cloth held together with wire. […]

In honor of Black History Month, John Holway’s extraordinary book, Bloody Ground: Black Rifles in Korea is free for five days. (It’s also available on paperback for $18). In Bloody Ground, Black soldiers tell their own stories about fighting in […]