Since I’m not a sidebar type of gal, I’m posting all my favorite internet hot spots—books, galleries, communities—here in one place. ~ This list will grow in toilet-paper-roll-volume within the year~
Mountainfilm in Telluride
Santa Fe Screenwriters Conference (loved it!)
Telluride Playwrights Festival
Willamette Writers Conference (a big time favorite)
Napa Valley Writers Conference
Taos Writers Conference (a good one!)
Boston Summer Writers @ Emerson College
New Pages ~ ALL Writers Conferences
Beyond Travel Blog: South of France Flash Fiction by Niya C Sisk. Published February 26 2012
Artist Dialogue Series: Liz Kalloch interviews artists/writers at ScoutieGirl:
How do you end the year…?
How do you deal with feedback?
How do you do a bad day?
San Francisco Peace and Hope ~ From speech at the SF Peace and Hope inaugural event.
CreateSpace ~ I can’t say enough about this community. Amazing!
SelfPublishing.com covers the gamut + offers services
Penguin Self Publishing: Interesting article; similar model to Kindle Direct but no exclusives (yet).
Lightening Source For hardcover and international distribution.
Kindle Direct. Simple awesome business model, ease of use.
Maira Kalman ~ Adult illustrated novels and other quirks. Love her!
Su Blackwell: People of the Book
Natalie Goldberg’s Top of My Lungs and Living Color
A Sick Day for Amos McGee
The Elegant Cockroach
Liz Kalloch Designs
Alice in Wonderblog, UK Artist
Beth Van Hoesen … her animal art, wow!
Marc Johns … he cracks me up~
AIGA Featured Collections: Best Cover Design
The Art of The Book: Donna Seager Gallery
Chris Guillebeau is the Man!
Susan of India is an inspiration. While not a travel advisory, her articles are a fabulous resource for India research.
Moo Papery Things ~ I’m an addict
UpperCase Shop, Books, Magazine NYC
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
ArtHouse Coop - Art Stories Abound
UCLA Screenwriting Programs
National Novel Writing Month
Top fonts used by book designers
Type & Design Pins by Seamless Creative
Coffee Made Me Do It
Douglas Glover ~ Numéro Cinq
Sage Cohen Her poems are transformational as is her book on Productivity!
Anne Lamott On becoming the person you were meant to be. Oprah Mag.
Lorrie Moore (love every single one of her books)
Haruki Murakami His prose touches me in both story and design. So much so that I based my MFA thesis on his work.
Sherman Alexi What can I say? I’m smitten.
Michael Crichton Memoir
Georgia O’Keeffe: Latest read, How Georgia Became O’Keeffe by Karen Karbo
Flamenco, Balkan Beat, Portishead, Pink Martini and more. Links coming soon.