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libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Jun.24.2013
I was at Printers Row this past weekend, the annual Book Festival sponsored by the Chicago Tribune, and I was struck by how many people wanted me to tell them about self-publishing. They were mostly traditionally published authors, some of whom have large followings, but they’re dissatisfied with...
vivian-mcinerny's picture
Dec.19.2012
You say you want a resolution? Well, you know, we all want to change the world. Just don’t expect everyone in the household to like it. Way back when, my mother decided to install swinging doors between the hall and living room. They looked like the type of doors cowboys swaggered through in...
anne-born's picture
Dec.13.2012
The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, one of my very favorite buildings, is celebrating a landmark birthday these days.  It’s the 850th and there’s reason enough to celebrate that it has survived centuries of wars, abuse, neglect, and busloads of tourists.  But to me, there’s a key...
tracy-ewens's picture
Oct.11.2012
  I have this blouse.  I bought it about two years ago.  It's an actual grown up blouse, silky and everything.  I brought it home because it was cute and I saw it on the model in the store and thought, "I could wear that."  It has sort of a swirly pattern and it looks very...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Oct.08.2012
  Ikea tulips, Woolworth's vase. A Postmedia news story making the rounds this Thanksgiving is asking the urgent question: Will Canadian decorating tastes go American, now that Pottery Barn has arrived in Canada? Who says the news media isn't doing some responsible reporting? I know...
dale-estey's picture
Oct.05.2012
And lo and behold - look at Kafka. The eyes have it.   The Works of Franz Kafka by Franz Kafka (Schocken Books). Designer: Peter Mendelsund. Art Director: Peter Mendelsund * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The Best Designed Book Covers of 2011 by Caroline Stanley. The sharp-eyed editors...
linda-yoshida's picture
Sep.09.2012
After four years of living with my website, it occurred to me that I needed a fresh look to coincide with my new romantic suspense series and upcoming releases.  This entailed a bit of research on my part and I discovered, like reading volumes of books before you write, the best avenue or...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Sep.07.2012
A Botticelli Sketch from the Louvre Collection.. I was talking to my brother, who lives in Denmark, and telling him about my 'hobby' of checking out millionaire homes around the world on Sotheby's. "I like the Paris and Barcelona decorating styles the best," I said. "Well, along with the...
lucinda-blumenfeld's picture
May.10.2012
  ON SHELVES IN PAPERBACK THIS WEEK I’m excited to get acquainted with the Hannah Vogel series, not merely because of its captivating book jacket and intriguing plot – I don’t usually read mystery – but because the author appears to be one of those genuine, real however successful, people one...
vivian-mcinerny's picture
Jan.04.2012
  The fantasy of a Hugo roomWritten by vivianm@oregonhomemagazine.com (mailto:vivianm@oregonhomemagazine.com) ">Vivian McInerny   Wednesday, January 04, 2012   As a kid, I couldn't understand why adults were content to live in boring houses.  I knew that when I was...