A Writer's Day in Connecticut

The audience at the Greenwich Arts Council and Leslie Guegen of Just Words listened yesterday to Rachel Vail (GORGEOUS/Harper Collins) and me (SECRET KEEPER/Random House) share tips about writing books for kids and teens.

A no-duh takeaway for authors (including me) from the talented, funny, and practical Rachel: use a separate credit card for writing expenses to manage your business easily.

Award-winning Connecticut author Sarah Darer Littman (PURGE/Scholastic) attended our session to show some authorial support.

Before driving back to Boston, I had lunch in Ridgefield with Sarah Rettger, marketing coordinator for the American Booksellers Association, and ...

... part-time bookseller for Books on the Common, where owner Ellen Burns (right) was celebrating the store's front page appearance on The Ridgefield Press.