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November 2014

A New Role Model: Miranda Beverly-Whittemore

12 Nov 2014, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in Uncategorized

I’ve just discovered Miranda Beverly-Wittemore (www.MirandaBW.com), through an article she co-authored in the Nov/Dec issue of Poets and Writers. Her third novel, Bittersweet, came out in May. I haven’t read it yet. What’s got me on the MirandaBW bandwagon is her website and her honest, non-flashy, personal approach to marketing her books and herself as an author. I’m not much pleased with my author website–I need to enrich the content significantly–but it also currently feels too impersonal. I’m going to take a page out of Miranda’s book and adopt a more first person approach on the website. Thoughts?

Sharing a News Story–The Old-Fashioned Way

03 Nov 2014, Posted by Tim Tibbitts in The Reading Life

I’ve started a new habit:  Once a week, sometime between Sunday evening and Tuesday, I walk my dog the half-mile to a friend’s house and drop at his side door the “Book Review” and “Week in Review” sections of the Sunday New York Times.  This routine started as an altruistic impulse, a lifeline thrown to hold a friend back from the cultural abyss (his otherwise perfectly lovely spouse having recently decided to switch the family from the Times to the Wall Street Journal). Lurking in the shadows of this ostensible altruism was a secret desire to assuage the guilt that…