Fascinating People · Lisa Tully · Writing

Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO

If you are interested in writing, there are a lot of cool contests out there. And Twitter is an exciting, up-to-the minute way to learn about what is going on in the writer community. One contest I learned about from author K.L. Kranes is called #PitMad. PitMad is one-day of "pitch madness" on Twitter (quarterly). It's… Continue reading Pitch Wars: Warriors of the Written Word, GO

Books · Fascinating People · Lisa Tully · Writing

Book Signings, Book Stores, Books

Yesterday I went to a book signing at a fabulous beach town bookstore. They always have great book signings, and this week was no exception. (I'm always taking notes because I worked with my friend and author K.L. Kranes to organize a book signing this past spring and I like to observe other similar events.) Elin Hilderbrand, an… Continue reading Book Signings, Book Stores, Books

Art · Fascinating People · Hamilton · Lisa Tully

Field Trips and Death in Miserable Musicals

In high school I loved art class. The art teachers had created a student club called the Aesthetics Club, which comprised a bunch of students who joined to go on field trips to Broadway Musicals in New York City. We probably did other stuff, too. But let's face it: Broadway. When you live in a rural Pennsylvania town, the… Continue reading Field Trips and Death in Miserable Musicals

Books · Fascinating People · Library · Lisa Tully

A Cyborg Meets Storm Troopers and Nobody Dies (Phasers Were Set to Stun?)

  This past weekend, my daughter and I attended our county library's first annual Library Comic Con. How was it? In a nutshell, it was AWESOME. First of all, Comic Cons have been out of our reach--it is not realistic for us to fly to San Diego (or wherever) and attend the mobbed though undoubtably memorable events. Heretofore,… Continue reading A Cyborg Meets Storm Troopers and Nobody Dies (Phasers Were Set to Stun?)

Books · Exchange Programs · Exchange Students · Fascinating People · Lisa Tully · Spain · Writing

A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

I have my book (and my mad internet skillz) to thank for reconnecting with a friend this past week. But not just any friend. This is a friend like no other. My book recounts my adventures during the year that I spent living with a family as a Youth For Understanding (YFU) exchange student in… Continue reading A Friend Resurrected from the Dead

Books · Fascinating People · Library · Lisa Tully · Writing

Real Life Book Thieves

This weekend I'll be moderating an author panel. I am very excited about it. The event is multi-faceted, as many author panel events are. Primarily, it's a book drive by my daughter's Girl Scout troop. The troop is collecting books to donate to local school libraries. My job as a sometimes librarian in the local public… Continue reading Real Life Book Thieves

Fascinating People · Hamilton · Lisa Tully

Making America Smart Again: Science

On Earth Day, I attended the March for Science in Washington DC. It was a rainy day, and many signs parlayed the rain into witty observations rallying around science. Considering the rain, I was very impressed with the turnout. The speakers were good, Jon Batiste played, and the whole event had a very chill vibe. Also it… Continue reading Making America Smart Again: Science