Some Plugs, Some Whatnot

Happy Wednesday, pals.

Yesterday I got a newsletter from Meghan Ward over at Writerland that I had to pass on:

My colleague here at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, Diana Kapp, is making and selling beautiful, unique necklaces for just $15 and donating ALL of the profits to help build schools for girls in Afghanistan.  Buy a necklace, and ALL PROFITS  go to Afghan Connection.

"Feel Teal" necklace

“Feel Teal” necklace

Here’s the link to Diana’s etsy page, where you can read more about Jewels for Schools and buy a necklace! It’s a great cause, and the necklaces are super cool, too.

In other news, I just finished Popcorn blogger Tara Conklin’s debut novel The House Girl. I have to give it a plug. Read my Goodreads review, here. It’s a beautiful and extremely well-crafted novel with two likeable and believable heroines, and I recommend it highly.

Now I’m reading Kimber Simpkins’s memoir Full. So many good books, these days.

What are YOU reading?

Check out Tupelo Press

I just wanted to give a little plug for Tupelo Press, a small poetry press that’s doing a couple of very cool projects. My friend Mike Dockins is participating in the 30/30 Project, short for 30 poems in 30 days. It’s been fun for me to bop in and out and see what Mike and others are writing; a poem every day is no small feat!

There’s also a collaborative poem-writing project called The Million Line Poem, which I think anyone can contribute to (though I can’t quite figure out how). In any event, it’s a neat project.

Thanks, Tupelo!