Happy Birthday, Buddy

By Melissa Face “Whose birthday is it?” the woman at the bakeshop asked. “Buddy Holly’s,” I said, as I handed her my credit card. “Oh. Okay.” She smiled and passed back my card and receipt. During the pandemic, my family and I held several interesting celebrations. We hosted a Hollywood dinner party where we dressedContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Buddy”

Want to Snuggle?

By Melissa Face Craig and I have been married for seventeen years, so I should probably be able to recognize his voice at this point in our relationship, right? My husband has three siblings, and he and his younger brother, Bryan, have always been told that they look a lot alike. And they do.  YearsContinue reading “Want to Snuggle?”

Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Connie Biewald

Most writers have been advised at one point or another to write the book they want to read. Connie Biewald, author of Truth Like Oil, did just that. Fill your mug with something delicious, and join Connie and me as we talk about balancing a writing life, the joys of publishing, and the complexity ofContinue reading “Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Connie Biewald”

Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Author Libby McNamee

This month I am thrilled to be chatting with my friend and fellow Bookish Road Trip administrator, Libby McNamee. Libby is the author of Susanna’s Midnight Ride: The Girl Who Won the Revolutionary War and the newly released Dolley Madison and the War of 1812. Join us as we chat about Libby’s writing life, researchContinue reading “Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Author Libby McNamee”

Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Author Trisha Faye

Trisha Faye and I have never met in person, but we connected years ago when she was editing an anthology, and I sent her a submission. Since then, we have floated in and out of the same writing circles, and this month we both have stories in the same Chicken Soup for the Soul collection!Continue reading “Bold and Strong: Coffee Chat with Author Trisha Faye”