Keeping It Real

Today’s post a guest post from Cynthia Swanson, author of The Bookseller: A Novel. When I started writing The Bookseller, it was set in the present day. The novel tells the story of Kitty Miller – a late 30s, single woman who owns a bookstore in Denver with her best friend Frieda. Kitty begins to have…

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Recent Book Reviews

The Shore by Sara Taylor
Fall of Giants
the weight of blood
The Red Garden
Summer House with Swimming Pool
the secret keeper
black river


Recent Posts

33rd birthday

I met my husband on MySpace. I’ve worked for a dating service, in a power plant, and for the federal government. I’m related to Francis Scott Key, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and William Wallace. I was a cheerleader twice. Once when I was 8 and again when I was 13. It didn’t stick. I’ve tried pretty…

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Publishing Women

I’m all for more representation of women in publishing. Men are more likely to be published and even more likely to be nominated for and win awards, and that’s not cool. But this week a small publisher, And Other Stories, announced its decision to publish only females for a year after a call-to-action and I’m having trouble…

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30 books for men

Trying to decide what to get Dad for Father’s Day or your son for his birthday? Check out these 30 books for the men in your life (okay, let’s be honest – the ladies will love them, too). To read the full descriptions of each book, click here. You may also be interested in 10…

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lighthouse writers

Tomorrow there is going to be a really fun event taking place here in Denver called Brown-Bag Business Panel: I Want to Be a Debut Writer from Lighthouse Writers and I’m thrilled to be attending. The event will be a panel of authors talking about what it means to be an author who wants to be published…

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master's of public policy

It’s official. I am now the proud holder of a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Denver. It’s been an incredible two years (even though I had no social life to speak of) and I am honored and humbled to have had so much support from friends and family, many of whom came…

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Live Without Fear

Last week I came across an article of a young woman who grew up scared of a lot of things. As part of a class project that was to last 100 days, she decided to tackle 100 of her fears – one day at a time. She’s about halfway through the project and has danced…

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Ghostly Mining Towns

This week has been a bit crazy and also a lot of fun – my parents are in town, my sisters and best friend arrive tomorrow, and my aunt arrives on Thursday. I finally graduate with my Master’s of Public Policy on Friday and am looking forward to spending the week with friends and family….

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MacMail Hacks

Email is a part of our everyday lives but it can easily become the biggest pain-in-the-you-know-what that we deal with on a daily basis. Personally, I seriously dislike having all of the folders listed on the left side because it takes up space and is something that I rarely use. Those things that I do…

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