Every book I write is a journey with lots of research -and loads of alone time. It wasn't until I had written my fourth book (Discovering Vintage Boston) that it occurred to me to have a book launch party to celebrate the end of months of self-imposed exile. I'm food and wine obsessed anyway- so hosting … Continue reading Recap: “No Access Boston’s” Book Launch Party at the Waterworks Museum
I am so excited to announce the book launch for my newest title, No Access Boston, (Globe Pequot) at the Waterworks Museum (2450 Beacon St., Boston) on Wednesday, June 19th at 7PM. No Access Boston is my 6th book- and I loved it when my daughter Leda compared its publication to Tom Brady and his Super Bowl wins. … Continue reading Book Launch Party for “No Access Boston”!
After nearly 9 months I can finally say that “No Access Boston” is finished. Not that I don’t have some things to do- like get a few more photographs, track down a couple of photo permission forms and proof the editor’s corrections. But in terms of actual writing- I’m done ! Some thoughts on the … Continue reading “No Access Boston” Submitted !
I am excited to share the news that I am writing No Access Boston: Beantown's Hidden Treasures, Haunts and Forgotten Places (Globe Pequot) for publication in December 2018. No Access Boston is all about places in the city that are unknown and or/have a hidden history. Did you know that Boston has a Puppet Library? Sara … Continue reading Writing a New Travel Book!
As a teenager, I liked nothing better than taking over my mother's kitchen to make dinner. I made dishes like chicken paprika with homemade spaetzle, beef Wellington and baklava. This was in the 1970's—long before the Food Network and the cult of the celebrity chef. We did, however, have Julia Child! When I first started writing … Continue reading I Always Wanted to Write a Cookbook
Yesterday at Sunday dinner, my 26-year-old son let me know that my essay A Reluctant Child now shows up on the third page when he Google-searches his name. It was one of my first parenting essays, written in 2004 for an on-line pre-teen parenting magazine. The essay chronicles my son's struggles of fitting in at … Continue reading The Internet Lasts Forever: Essay Writing and My Children
The first work day of 2017 is conveniently the first Monday of the year. It's the perfect time to share my latest writing news! I am rewriting Day Trips New England (Globe Pequot) for publication in the early summer. I am so excited to have the opportunity to update and revise this book. Covering all … Continue reading Writing News for 2017
Last month, I gave a talk about New England's Colonial Inns & Taverns at the Thomas Crane Library in Quincy. I was worried that no one who show up. But the audience of 25 Quincy residents was delightful and they were eager to share their own New England travel experiences. One gentlemen talked about the … Continue reading Writer Challenges: Public Speaking
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