From blog to book

I'm doing it. I'm joining the masses who have decided to repurpose their writing and create a book out of it. If you're a regular reader here, this is probably not news. In fact, you're probably wondering what took me so long to do something about it. Yesterday I was laid up on the couch,... Continue Reading →

Where has Wine Country Mom been?

It's been an abnormally busy couple of months lately. You may have noticed by my lack of writing lately, or you may not have. But this blog has been a bit neglected as of late. I have even pulled back on my weekly newspaper articles from this blog, taking a full two months off. But... Continue Reading →

What The Tortilla Curtain taught me

You had to have been living in a cave to have missed the local hot topic of the week. A Santa Rosa Mom went before the Santa Rosa City school board to plead her case as to why the book, The Tortilla Curtain, by TC Boyle, needed to be removed from the required reading list. .... In the end, the school board voted unanimously to keep the book on the required reading list, and left the option that students may read a different book if they choose not to read this one. But this event brings two very clear points to light... (More...)

Raising a Reader

I was a reader as a child. My favorite afternoons were spent on rainy winter days, sitting on the floor heater while it rushed hot air up my back, totally engrossed in some huge book. I am the kind of reader that gets very affected by the story, actually placing myself in the main character’s... Continue Reading →

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