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Mar
22

I love love love the new Beauty and the Beast movie. One of the best parts, of course, is the Beast’s library, so I wrote “Belle Would Be Enchanted by These 10 Lovely Libraries in Hotels” for USA Today 10Best.

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garth stein on “the art of racing in the rain” — and the art of never giving up

Garth Stein and me

The Art of Racing in the Rain is one of my all-time favorite books, and I was thrilled to meet author Garth Stein last week at a luncheon sponsored by the Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club of San Diego and Warwick’s Books for his new novel, A Sudden Light.

My recap is in the Rancho Santa Fe Review but I want to share one really important part of Garth’s talk just with you. It’s kind of an underdog (!) story. If you’re a writer or are struggling with any kind of obstacle, this just may be the encouragement you need to keep going. [Read more…]