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How to move WordPress sites manually in 12 steps

Introduction This post is about how to move a WordPress website from your computer to a live server, from start to finish, mostly manually but making quick use of one plugin along the way. Table of Contents Tools mentioned 1. Export your database from your local...

Goodreads Giveaway starts today

Goodreads Giveaway starts today

My Goodreads giveaway for 12 signed and personally inscribed copies of THE BEST POLISH RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO starts today! Just click here to be taken to the entry page. Books are available to readers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia.

Reading Guides for Teachers

The thoughtful souls at Orca Books have put together these reading guides for my Rapid Reads novels. Just click on the link to view, print, or download. They're free. The Barrio Kings reading guide The Way It Works reading guide Something Noble reading guide Just Gone...

How to Self-Publish like a Pro, Part 3

Read Part 1 in this series. Read Part 2 in this series. Read Part 4 in this series. Having spent the past two years or so working on my manuscript-- all while doing the juggling-dance of work, family, and writing that will be familiar to artistic types the world...

What does a feminist government look like?

What does a feminist government look like?

To answer this question, we need look no further than Sweden: Terrifying, eh? Twelve women, ten men. How does Sweden describe its government? 'Sweden has the first feminist government in the world.' Radical! What does this mean, Sweden? 'This means that gender...

How Donald Trump Made Me Into A Feminist

Women's rights matter more than anything right now. We need women in leadership roles, and we need to raise girls who are ready to take those roles on. We need to raise boys who understand that rape culture is real, and the more casually it is presented, the more insidious it becomes. My proof? Donald Trump is president.
Throwback: the most original present ever.

Throwback: the most original present ever.

In April of 2001, I made a trip to the HarperCollins warehouse in Scranton, PA. I was in the midst of a book tour, and since I was in the neighborhood, someone from the warehouse called and asked me if I would come by and say hello. I was to shake a few hands and sign...