Earth and Ink: A New Year, A New Page

Earth and Ink: A New Year, A New Page

Beginnings. How many times in one short life can we begin yet again? I hope the answer is “as many times as you dare” because this new year brings a very concrete new start for me: I have a new publisher! Here is the announcement in Publishers Marketplace, the rag of...
Earth & Ink: A Mind of Winter

Earth & Ink: A Mind of Winter

I suspect I’m an outlier but I’m hoping for lots of snow this winter. I’ve always been a fan of the stuff. Born in a snowbank in Vermont in the last days of December, I learned to ski at the same time I learned to walk. To this day my favorite sport is cross-country...
Earth And Ink: Canna from Heaven

Earth And Ink: Canna from Heaven

Two years ago, we bought a dozen fruit trees and a passel of berry bushes from a nursery near Charlottesville. As we were leaving, a woman I’d been chatting with (I chat with everyone—yes, I’m the one who strikes up a conversation with you at the grocery store, on the...
Earth & Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Bloodlands and Stick Season

Earth & Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Bloodlands and Stick Season

Writers gotta write but they also do a gaboonload of reading. We read books our friends have written because we love them. We read books for blurbs because everyone needs blurbs. We read within our genre to scope out the competition and outside of our genre for fresh...
Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Sowing the Blank Page

Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg: Sowing the Blank Page

The blank page. The cursor blinking, counting seconds, heartbeats. It’s intimidating as hell to stare down that white sheet and find the word with which to begin. Then the next one and the one after that. I’d like to tell you it gets easier once you’ve written a book,...
Earth and Ink: Welcome to Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg

Earth and Ink: Welcome to Earth and Ink with Sonja Yoerg

Gardening and writing. Writing and gardening. It’s what I do and what I have done for most of my life. I’ve had many other pastimes and a couple other careers, but the common thread has been growing things and making words fit my thoughts. Have you ever heard authors...