• Books,  Paris,  Writing

    How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream

    Paris Plant Shop, How Little Plant Shops Inspired a Big Paris Dream, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/16/plant-shops/ #Paris #plantshop #novels #books #TheForgettingFlower

    I’ve always thought owning a plant shop would be a fun job. I wouldn’t want to manage a full-on nursery, that seems too complicated, but I wouldn’t mind owning a small store that specializes in rare and unusual plants. An Oasis of Greenery This is because I’m convinced plant shops are dreamy. I can think of one in particular in…

  • Inspiration

    Neil Gaiman’s Old New Year’s Wish Is Still Fresh Today

    Neil Gaiman's Old New Year's Wish Is Still Fresh Today, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/01/15/neil-gaiman #NeilGaiman #quotes #inspiration #writing #books #novels

    I’m a super fan of Neil Gaiman. Not only do I love his stories but I love his prose and I love the upstanding man he is. He broke through in his career with the urban fantasy Neverwhere and has most recently given us the darkly witty Norse Mythology. What I admire about him is he’s a genius who doesn’t…

  • Books

    Murder on the Left Bank Left Me Breathless

    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

    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…

  • Writing

    7 Experts on Author Marketing You Need to Know About

    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

    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…

  • Writing

    Thinking “Why Not You?” in Your Writing Career

    Seahawks Glass on Desk, Thinking “Why Not You?” in Your Writing Career, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/12/20/writing-career/ #Whynotyou #writingcareer #RussellWilson #Seahawks #novel #books #writing

    What does writing have to do with sports? Sometimes a lot. In 2016, I wrote a blog post about Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson, while in high school and college, was outstanding at both baseball and football but really wanted to play football. Unfortunately, he’d been told by coaches and experts that he, at 5’11”, was…