My mind is foggy after two full days of networking, listening to presentations by agents, editors and publicists, and pitching my memoir. This SDSU (San Diego State University) writers' conference is known for being intense, especially when so many are hoping to get an agent or editor to fall in love with their work. Here's how the pitching Continue Reading
Archives for January 2011
A useful tip on pitching to editors and agents.
I'm nervous yet excited. I'm off to the San Diego State University Writers Conference to pitch my memoir to agents and editors this weekend, and my twenty-one word pitch has to wow them. I hope it does. I've spent weeks, months, years, getting to this point; there's no time or point in doubting myself. That's not allowed. I must keep in mind Continue Reading
How to use the restroom in a French Starbucks
I plan on visiting the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and take the RER (Regional Express Metro) from the suburbs west of Paris to downtown, where I exit at Chatelet-Les Halles. It’s 11:10 a.m., and fortunately there are now seats available on the RER. It’s a fifteen minute ride and once there, I get side-tracked by what seems to be an Continue Reading
Inside a French Boulangerie and Market
If there's one thing I admire about the French, it's their obsession love of fresh, quality food and bread. Fresh Coquilles St Jacques (Scallops) in their shells at local market Markets are bustling with shoppers even on a cold, crisp Wednesday morning where parking spaces are fought over and pedestrains race across the street to purchase Continue Reading
Copenhagen: My birth place.
Sonia in front of the little mermaid in Copenhagen Greetings from Copenhagen where the snow is melting and more frost is on its way. After living in the U.S for twenty-eight years, I'm always surprised at how easy it is for me to become "European." Sometimes I "forget" that I live in California. "Skaal" from Denmark Old habits and customs Continue Reading