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When deadlines allow, I love to muse on all things publishing. I share tips, tricks and stories to make your path easier + more fun!

The Wonders of Win-Win: Hustling from Your Soul

  That’s my pops, Alfred Eugene Tisch, on his birthday circa 1999. We were in Carmel-by-the-Sea. My sister, Carol, snapped this moment I’ll forever cherish after we’d annihilated Dad’s German chocolate cake, leaving only a few shavings of coconut. The glee on his face shows how happy he was to have been able to shower […]

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Becoming a Writer by Showing Up

Happy almost Thanksgiving (for you Americans)… Year after year, one of the things I’m most grateful for in my life has been my decision to become a writer. In August 1993, I woke up with a dream in the middle of the night that showed me six books I was “supposed” to write. The dream […]

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