If We Were Having Coffee…I Would Say It’s Time for Wine.

And indeed, if we were having coffee, I would decline the cup of joe and go for something cool, crisp and white. The humidity is dense in SC tonight and even for this devoted coffee-drinker, the hot drink (and only acceptable way for me to drink coffee) is a no-go tonight. If we were having…

Coffee Break with Padma Venkatraman

The Coffee Break Spotlight this month goes to none other than Padma Venkatraman, author of Climbing the Stairs, A Time to Dance and Island’s End. I had the pleasure of meeting her and listening to her speak at the James River Writer’s Conference in Richmond, VA this past October. She gave the welcome address and spoke on many panels,…

Coffee Break: Happy Holidays 2016!

Happy holidays and welcome back! I’m wrapping up 2016 and the monthly author spotlight “Coffee Break With…” by inviting authors who had a spotlight earlier this year to return for a little holiday cheer and share what’s on the horizon for 2017. I’m delighted to welcome back Margaret Locke, whose third book A Scandalous Matter, hit the…

Coffee Break with Josh Funk

  Good morning and happy Wednesday! I’m delighted to introduce my Coffee Break guest today, children’s author Josh Funk. In addition to Pirasaurs!, which was reviewed by The Mom Who Runs this past weekend, he authored Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast and Dear Dragon. Two additional books are due out in 2017, The Case of the Stinky Stench (a Lady Pancake and…

Coffee Break with Barb Taub: From Chai in India to Fantasy Novels and Back!

Good morning! Or, (I hope I have this right) shubh prabhaat! Today we’re welcoming travel/fantasy writer Barb Taub, author of Do Not Wash Hands in Plates. We talked a bit about her travels to India, then her experience writing about her time there. The “Coffee Break” interviews and posts took a break over the summer but returns ready to whet your appetites…