Laura van den Berg is the Best Young Writer in America: Claire Cameron–salon.com–2/18/15
By Pamela Burke
All things fascinating, beautiful, and wondrous are discussed on Dominique Browning’s blog Slow Love Life. We follow it religiously here at TWE, wondering what special photos and subject matter Dominique will turn up next.
She is a well-respected writer and was Editor-in-Chief of one of our favorite magazines, House & Garden. Unfortunately, it ceased publication overnight in 2007, and she lost her job.
“The idea of Slow Love is just taking and giving ourselves permission to take a little time every day to feed our soul.” Dominique Browning
Dominique decided to write all about it in a very candid and amusing book called Slow Love: How I Lost My Job Put On My Pajamas and Found Happiness . We couldn’t wait to talk to her about her concept of Slow Love and her new project, Moms Clean Air Force.
UPDATE 4/4/14: Lisa’s newest book, China Dolls, is coming out June 3 and getting a lot of attention from her fans. It’s set in San Francisco before World War II and promises to be another bestseller.
By Pamela Burke
Best-selling novelist Lisa See has been fascinated with Chinese culture and female friendship ever since she published her first book “On Gold Mountain” in 1995. This “Los Angeles treasure,” as she’s been called, is now the author of seven popular novels with the release this year of “Dreams of Joy.”
“…write 1,000 words a day and one charming note. I now say that to anyone who will listen.” Lisa See
When “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” a master work that has been translated into 38 languages, made its way to the silver screen, our reviewer Sue Podbielski praised its seldom portrayed theme of women’s loyalty and friendship.
We were delighted when we could talk to Lisa on “The Women’s Eye Radio Show” and hear more about how she “cuts to the bone” when she writes. She’s working on yet another novel, but she took time out to talk to us about the love she has for her craft. Here is Stacey Gualandi’s interview… [Read more…]