Zadie Smith at Unbound Book Festival

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Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri just ended over the weekend. I became aware of the four-year-old event last year when Salmon Rushdie headlined (I had a FREE ticket, they are all free) but could not attend. But when Zadie Smith was announced as the headliner for 2018, I immediately got two tickets and made […]

Wonder of Words Panel Takeaways

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Saturday, June 18th a group from the Des Moines Writer’s Workshop(I was a lucky panelist) held a panel at the Wonder of Words Festival in downtown Des Moines, IA. The turnout was fantastic as we talked about the paths to publishing and our personal setbacks and successes. We had about forty people crammed into a […]

Wonder of Words Festival June 18th 2016 – Des Moines, IA

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My credentials arrived for Wonder of Words Festival in Des Moines, IA in less than two weeks (if you look closely you can see I tore the parking pass in my excitement to see them). I am part of a panel with my fellow Des Moines Writer’s Workshop authors. This is a free event