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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
Can I resist the excuse of the intersection of Earth Day and National Poetry Month to share two favorite poems that explore the earth and nature? The first, from Elizabeth Bishop’s The Moose, always reminds me of the only moose … Continue reading
Of the many wonderful moments in National Poetry month, my favorite is Poem in Your Pocket Day – which is today. The idea is simple: Put a copy of a poem you love in your pocket, and share it with friends. … Continue reading
Nice words always matter, and they matter particularly to authors who are anxiously waiting to see how their new books are going to be received. I’m incredibly grateful to four authors who have already weighed in with very nice words … Continue reading
In a small moment, I’m left steeped in some feeling that I don’t always want to experience directly, but which leaves me a better person for having been exposed to it.
I am certainly a better writer for the poetry I read. Continue reading
I’ve been using social media interfacing software for some time to organize my twitter engagement because it allows me to, for example, schedule a tweet about a friend’s reading–so I don’t forget to do it! I started with Tweetdeck, and … Continue reading
Barbara Walters broke the glass so many times in her career that she must have a damn solid head. She has said that when she started in broadcasting, she would have to wait until her male colleagues had their say … Continue reading