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Upbeat Authors and Simple Pleasures

Today is launch day for a new happiness and creativity effort called Upbeat Authors, the idea for which came to me as I was reading Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project. To put more positive messages out into a world that seems too often to have nothing but bad news and messages of anger, hatred and negativity, I posted on Facebook…

Finding the Joy Again

I've been doing a lot of thinking over the past several months -- about writing, my health, my outlook on life, the future, the world in general, etc. While these might seem like disparate topics, I realized that I can put them all under the heading of What Makes Me Happy. I made this realization while reading The Happiness Project…

Holiday Giveaways!

3 Seas Literary Agency, led by my agent Michelle Grajkowski, is having a great holiday giveaway this week. While collecting 29 recipes from 3 Seas authors, you'll be earning entries toward the giveaway of a $300 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble or iTunes. Many of the authors, myself included, are doing additional giveaways on our sites or social…

Trish Goes Hollywood!

No, one of my books hasn't been made into a film, although a girl can dream. But I recently had an exciting trip to Hollywood, my first. A couple of years ago, I happened upon an announcement of a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a documentary film called Showrunners, about the creative forces behind the development and running…