Expectations Unraveled

By Claire Golden Last week I impatiently waited for the delivery truck to arrive. I’ve always been excited about getting things in the mail (it’s one of the things I can still enjoy even with lockdown), but this mail was particularly special…author copies of my debut novel were arriving!  Unraveled released on Dec. 14 from Gurt Dog Press (in ebook, paperback, and hardcover). I was … Continue reading Expectations Unraveled

Why I’m Annoyed by the Alumni Countdown

 By Kellie Doherty There is a sign on the alumni building on campus that went up on March 5 declaring “100 Days Until You Are An Alumni.” It’s been steadily counting down since then. I get it. It’s supposed to portray the happiness and excitement of graduation. It’s supposed to get the students pumped about being alumni of this fabulous university. It’s supposed to be … Continue reading Why I’m Annoyed by the Alumni Countdown

Why I Went to LA Last Weekend

 By Kellie Doherty Last February I wrote about Write to Publish 2016 and how it was an awesome networking opportunity. Let me tell you a secret: Write to Publish is a tiny conference. Adorably small, actually. How do I know this? Because last weekend I went to the conference connected to the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, widely known as AWP. AWP is the … Continue reading Why I Went to LA Last Weekend

My Major Networking Opportunity

  By Kellie Doherty The Write to Publish 2016 conference is over. Write to Publish is an annual writing conference, and it’s a great place to find some interesting contacts and meet some influential people. (I also organized it this year, so I may be a tad biased.) One of the great things about my graduate program (MS in Book Publishing) is the hands-on learning … Continue reading My Major Networking Opportunity

Avoiding My Public Speaking Freak Out

 By: Kellie Doherty The Write to Publish 2016 conference is two weeks away, and I’m starting to freak out for many reasons. One reason is, as a co-manager, I get to give the closing remarks. Yes, public speaking makes me tense. I’m in good company; public speaking is feared even more than death. It’s also something nearly every class has made me do, so you’d … Continue reading Avoiding My Public Speaking Freak Out