• Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/09/murder-on-the-left-bank #MurderontheLeftBank #CaraBlack #books #novel #Paris #mystery #crimefiction #detective #thriller
    Books

    Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless

    Reading a Cara Black mystery is like a brisk jog. You trot alongside private investigator Aimée Leduc as she pieces together clues and sometimes runs for her life while solving a murder. Meanwhile, the sights and sounds of Paris go by: hot bread, honking horns, lovers in a park. It’s always a chic, action-filled journey and Black’s latest novel, Murder…

  • How to Care for Houseplants in January, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/08/care-for-houseplants #houseplants #caringforhouseplants #tipsforhouseplants
    Plants

    How to Care for Houseplants in January

    Right now, most gardens are dormant and cold. Mine is a rainy mess of wet leaves and mossy lawn. (Amazingly, in the Pacific Northwest, weeds still thrive in winter, unfortunately for me.) So it’s a good time to look indoors for gardening fun. Here are a few tasks I’ll be doing to care for my houseplants this January. Maximize Light…

  • Desk With Calendar, The Weird Magic of Intention in my 2018 Year, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/04/weird-magic-of-intention #writing #books #novel #writinglife #NewYearsResolution #intention
    Writing

    The Weird Magic of Intention in my 2018 Year

    I’m not really a New Year’s resolution kind of person. I try to keep little resolutions throughout the year like exercising every day and not spending too much time on social media. But in reviewing my 2018 year, I realized I did have one resolution: to change my intention. It wasn’t anything big but, like a weird kind of magic,…

  • A Christmas Wish for Everyone, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/25/christmas-wish
    Inspiration

    A Christmas Wish for Everyone

    Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone! As I put my pen down and go offline for a few days, I have a Christmas wish for you: that you can relax and enjoy whatever time you have off, that you will indulge yourself, that you will treat yourself a bit better than you might at other times of the year. Leave…

  • Rachel Thompson, Austin Kleon, Nancy Blanton, Darren Rowse, Shaunta Grimes, Leigh Shulman, Nick Stephenson, 7 Experts on Author Marketing You Need to Know About, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/17/author-marketing-experts/ #books #marketing #author #brand
    Writing

    7 Experts on Author Marketing You Need to Know About

    This year, I discovered several influencers who rocked my world. Their advice changed everything from the fonts on my blog to my artistic career. They inspired me, guided me, educated me. While I’d been creating fictional works for years and mostly ignoring my online presence, I realized that 2018 was the year that had to change. These seven people, some…