1st BOOKS is hosted by MEG WAITE CLAYTON
I Hope You’ll Be Inspired By
… And the Most Popular 1st Books Posts
- If You Don’t Have the Time to Read…
- Amy Sue Nathan: Closing My Eyes Opened Me Up To Writing Again
- Bookstores Worth Browsing: Santa Barbara’s Chaucer’s Books
- Joan Steinau Lester: A journal full of poetry and frustration, in equal measure
- Good News for Mother’s Day, Good News for Goodread-ers, and Other Good News!
You might also enjoy my husband's blog, The Dad App
Guest Posting on 1st Books
I don't review books on 1st Books, but I do host traditionally-published author guest posts to coincide with new book releases, as space allows. If you're interested, contact me through this page, and please include the title, publisher, and publication date.
I recognize the market is changing and many fine books are self-published these days, but due to volume considerations, at the moment I'm only hosting authors who publish with traditional publishers.
Category Archives: Meg’s Posts
One of my favorite writing quotes: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.” – Stephen King I particularly love to read books with friends, and discuss them. … Continue reading
So much good news to smush in to one post, so I’ll be brief lest I not get through this all before Mother’s Day: 1. Target has chosen The Wednesday Sisters as a “Best of Book Club”! A special edition … Continue reading
On this last day of National Poetry Month, I’m keeping in mind two quotes from Mary Oliver. The first comes from her National Book Award acceptance speech: Poetry happens because of life, and poetry happens because of language and poetry … Continue reading
If you’re in the San Francisco Bay area and don’t know about Book Passage, let me bend your ear for a minute. This fabulous store, started by Elaine Petrocelli in the 1970s, not only is a lovely place with a … Continue reading
Five Facebook Tips for Authors and Others (or “Being Generous Always Feels Better than Being Jealous”)
Having only recently learned to size my Timeline photos 403×403 square only to find that no longer works with the new face of Facebook timeline–or at least not all the time–I thought I’d share a few Facebook tips I’ve learned … Continue reading