B O O K B L U R B S:

"This beautifully written memoir is funny, poignant, and life-affirming. Becky Povich is an American treasure."
Michael Lee West, bestselling author of
Crazy Ladies, Mad Girls in Love, Gone With a Handsomer Man, and more.

"Becky Povich has a light and whimsical way with words, and a knack for making the everyday seem a bit more special."
Philip Gulley, bestselling author of Porch Talk Series, Harmony Series, I Love You Miss Huddleston, and more.

"Becky Povich’s memoir From Pigtails to Chin Hairs is a series of finely drawn vignettes that does everything a good memoir should do—makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with the author." Judith Ryan Hendricks, bestselling author of the Bread Alone series, Isabel’s Daughter, and The Laws of Harmony.

"Reading about life’s tender and ridiculous lessons in From Pigtails to Chin Hairs brought my own life into sharper focus. Becky Povich turns low points, detours, and crowbars into stories that make me appreciate my own pigtail days, as well as the wisdom that comes long after." Susan Bono, Editor and Publisher of Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative.

"Charming." A.E. Hotchner, commenting on the chapter "Doris Day, A.E. Hotchner, and Me"

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blogs and Books and Give-Aways

One of my favorite blogs is WOW! Women on Writing Blog - The Muffin. Today's post is about a new book (and interview with) Pesi Dinnerstein. I love the cover and title! A Cluttered Life: Searching for God, Serenity, and My Missing Keys. The interview is really interesting and Pesi seems like someone I'd like to have as my best friend!

The Muffin is having a give-away for Pesi's book and all you have to do is leave a comment, but be quick, because you must do it before Thursday, January 19th, at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time!

Another new and innovative website & blog is: Celery Tree and Celery Tree Blog.  Also, check out: Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog, by Karen Gowen.

Here's what it says on the Celery Tree Blog: A website for authors to network, market, and sell your books. Leave the jungle. Join our village. Sounds awesome!

I'm excited to announce that I'm finally buying a memoir I've been so curious about. It's written by one of my wonderful writer blog friends - Ann Best. The title is In The Mirror and has received rave reviews on Amazon. I'm sending the check directly to Ann, though, so I can get a signed copy!

** Announcement ** 
I'll be having a give-away later this week or first of next week. Stay tuned for all the info!


“Sometimes people say to me, “I want to write, but I have five kids, a full-time job, a wife who beats me, a tremendous debt to my parents,” and so on.

I say to them, “There is no excuse. If you want to write, write. This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait. Make the time now, even if it is ten minutes once a week.” -- Natalie Goldberg


  1. I haven't heard of Best's memoir. I'll have to check it out.

  2. I'll definitely check out Celery Tree. The name, alone, is great!

  3. Thanks for all the good tips, Becky. So glad I can still get into YOUR blog! Have your blogger issues settled?

  4. Love the quote, and well, that's what I'm trying to do.

  5. How lovely of you to mention me and my book, Becky! I'm anxious to get your response when you read it. Of course I hope you'll like it :o).

    And Celery Tree is a great idea to help writers. I'm in it, and will do a guest post about it at Mason Canyon's Thoughts in Progress this Friday and again on Monday on my own blog. I'm now only posting on Wednesdays, but occasionally I go outside this day, and for Celery Tree this is one of them!

    Thanks for the link to Women on Writing. I'm heading over there now.
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  6. Becky I'm glad to see your getting some books for yourself! Sending you a hug! Linda

  7. Oh how fun to see me and my CeleryTree blog mentioned here! I know you will love Ann's book, it's fantastic!

  8. Thanks for the links. Let us know how you like the memoir...always looking for good reading material!

    Critter Alley

  9. Thanks always for all the great info. I'll check out those sites, as well as the memoir.

    I love Natalie Goldberg. Her challenge is a little intimidating.

  10. That's one of the books I always think I'd like to read, then forget. I must have found a link to Ann's blog here. Making a note of it now. I'm a fan of memoir.

  11. Thanks for sharig this link. I'll have to go check it out~

    I'm trying to live that quote, right now...:D

  12. Hi Becky,

    Great advice!

    I love the missing keys and finding God title too.

    Sounds perfect.



  13. Hey, Becky! Thanks for all the info. I love that quote at the end too; it gave me a kick in the bottom to get me going.

    Have a great day, my friend.

    Kathy M.

  14. I'm definitely going to check out Celery Tree, I've read about it but need to check out the site more. Sounds like such a great idea. Love the quote!

  15. You are such a doll.

    Thank you so much for your email.

    I changed my comments to pop-up.

    Hopefully that will work.



  16. Found you at Tiny Lights, with a tiny one there of my own. Love your blog, Love In The Mirror, read many, many memoirs concluding my own this year.

    I blog at www.makeminememoir.blogspot.com, mostly talking to myself. But that is good for me, marshaling my thoughts about the thing I'm doing. in the winter of my years I am discovering who I have been while discovering who I really am.

    I'm off fo Celery Tree. I need all the help I can get!

  17. Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting. For some of you, just the fact that Blogger "allowed" your comments is quite a feat! :)

    I always truly appreciate all of you, and I try to get to as many of your blogs as I can. Even if I don't comment, I hope you understand, and will be pleased knowing I was there....reading and enjoying your posts.

    I must say a special Hello and Thank You to Barbarann! It's always so fun to hear how someone happened upon a blog!

  18. I'm a visitor to Ann Best's blog as well. Her memoir is next on my Kindle download!

  19. I don't know why....but I noticed this morning that you weren't in my favs on my side bar! So now you're under Artists at work! hugs! ♥


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