Why I Google Myself

Ever Google yourself? It may seem a bit narcissistic, but it’s amazing, and a little scary, the kind of information that’s out there about us.  Since I put myself in the public eye when my writing career started taking off, I Google myself about once a week. One day a few weeks ago my search…

The Unexpected Daughter Book Launch

The countdown is complete. The party is finished.  The Unexpected Daughter is launched. Last Saturday morning, I sat up straight  in bed at 5:30.  In eight and a half hours, I would be standing in front of a crowd of book-loving strangers at the launch of my debut novel – and I had no idea…

The Unexpected Daughter Gets a Cover

I am home from work for a month with a broken foot.  I had bunion surgery and now have a bionic foot, complete with plates and a multitude of screws in my bones. So, to turn lemons into lemonade, this respite from teaching and lesson plans has turned into the time I’ve been working toward…

Part Two: Interview with Tanuja Desai Hidier

In Part two of my conversation with Tanuja Desai Hidier, she shares her thoughts on bicultural identities, the next steps in her creative career, and inspiring words for aspiring writers.   Music is an important part of both books and you are a singer-songwriter as well as author. How do the two connect for you…

Meet Tanuja Desai Hidier

As an author, I am always on the lookout for books that inspire me creatively and touch me personally.  I hit the literary jackpot when I discovered the much praised novel, Born Confused. It is a provocative  coming-of-age story about transcending cultural boundaries, penned by Indian-American author and music artist Tanuja Desai Hidier. Tanuja Desai…

Read Widely to Write Well

  “I am a writer, but I don’t have time to read.” I am embarrassed to admit it, but I have uttered those very words to myself for the past many months every time I walk past my bookshelves.  Daily life sucked the life out of me and I used the long laundry list of…