Man of the Hour: Haruki Murakami

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you’ve heard of the author of the hour: Haruki Murakami. The heavily western-influenced Japanese author recently released Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage and is scheduled to release The Strange Library later this year. I was first introduced to him during a typical “What [...]

By |2014-09-14T22:58:59+00:00September 14th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Top Business Books for Women by Women

Let me start by saying that not all of these books are considered your typical “business books”. They may or may not be found in business sections of the bookstore. They also may or may not be found in the self-help section of the store. Either way, they are good reads and can be applied to your business or [...]

By |2014-08-12T23:18:11+00:00August 13th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Book Review: THE ANTI 9-5 GUIDE by Michelle Goodman

Admittedly, I’m embarrassed when I’m browsing the self-help shelves at the local library. I’m afraid someone will see me and my scream for help will be deathly obvious. Or worse, a future employer will see me and think I’m unstable. The truth is, I love books, self-help and otherwise, and I’ve found some really life-changing information on those shelves. [...]

By |2014-06-24T20:54:07+00:00June 24th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Book Review: A LONG TIME GONE by Karen White

Hailing from the deep South, I was pleased to kick off my summer reading with a book like Karen’s. It brought back wonderful memories of my childhood home and longing for a picnic under a large oak tree. Upon entering the world Karen White depicts in her latest novel, A Long Time Gone, you are transformed to the southern [...]

By |2014-06-06T17:19:46+00:00June 6th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Fortune & Fame and a Writing Partnership That Just Works!

Thanks to today's special guest contributors, co-authors Victoria Christopher Murray and ReShonda Tate Billingsley for today's post on writing as a duo! Whomever said writing is a solo art, never met us. After building successful solo careers, we were presented with the idea of writing a book together by Louise Burke (the publisher at Gallery Books and ReShonda's publisher).  [...]

By |2014-03-18T21:26:56+00:00March 18th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Do I have to say “Thanks for the Feedback”?

Nobody really likes performance reviews, do they?  Even when they're good, they're still stressful. (And when was the last time "meets expectations" felt like a compliment?) But we get way more feedback in our lives then just performance reviews.  There's the look on your mother-in-law's face when she sees some dust on the windowsill, the "are you going to [...]

By |2014-03-16T17:22:54+00:00March 16th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Interview with NYT Bestselling Author Scott Turow

New York Times Bestselling author Scott Turow's new book IDENTICAL is quite the page turner.  Part family drama, part legal thriller, IDENTICAL is a page turner and will be a great escape for you this holiday season!  I got a chance to chat with Scott last weekend in Atlanta.

By |2013-11-24T21:19:00+00:00November 5th, 2013|Books|0 Comments

How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

What do you say when someone tells you they have cancer?  Or they’re dying?  Or they had some other family trauma that is generally unthinkable? This is the kind of thing we generally don’t worry about until we’re faced with it – and therein lies the problem.  Someone you love says “Hey there – the most outrageously awful unimaginable [...]

By |2013-11-22T17:10:17+00:00November 1st, 2013|Books|0 Comments

Interview with TV Host & Author Brad Meltzer

History Channel TV host and author Brad Meltzer breezed through Atlanta yesterday for the Prologue Event of the Book Festival of the MJCCA. He's on tour promoting his new book HISTORY DECODED: THE 10 GREATEST CONSPIRACIES OF ALL TIME. This book is really cool,(I bought 5 copies to give as gifts this year... for real!) But best of all, [...]

By |2013-11-22T17:16:47+00:00October 25th, 2013|Books|0 Comments


Is it me or do Christmas and Hanukkah seem to come earlier and earlier each year.  The retail stores start decorating for Christmas right after Halloween, and the gift items start appearing on store shelves even earlier.  Hanukkah actually starts ON Thanksgiving this year!  Crazy. And yes, the holidays are typically about giving to others, but we have to [...]

By |2013-11-24T20:52:57+00:00October 18th, 2013|Books|0 Comments