The Seven Highly Successful Habits of a Miss Behaved Author

Getting up and writing because a person loves to write is thankless at best. And sending material off to publishers is completely thankless because as we all know, no legacy publisher will touch an unpublished author unless that new author is already famous.

Drink and be Merry

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny. I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists. Then realized, hey, I but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them. Why not share a bit about the history … Continue reading Drink and be Merry

Die Young or Live

As I see it, as we age, we have two options:  Die young or start acquiring bad habits. Despite all the helpful advice stuffed into the average  Miss Behaved person, nothing really sticks and nothing kills them and they go ahead and eat bacon while living forever. Which is a lot of bacon.   That … Continue reading Die Young or Live

To Baby or Not to Baby

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny. I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists. Then realized, hey, I but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them. Why not share a bit about the history … Continue reading To Baby or Not to Baby

Miss Behaved Holidays

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. Dear Miss Behaved, In November I find myself uncomfortably straddling the holidays.  One foot in a tray of back –to- … Continue reading Miss Behaved Holidays

The Subversion of Napping

For two years Miss Behaved appeared in a local paper – I know, a real paper.  Now I want to periodically share some of her here in my blog. Spoiler Alert:  You will learn nothing. It doesn’t take many kitchen conversations to realize that there is something afoot. Miss Behaved people are pleased to note … Continue reading The Subversion of Napping

The Quick, Very Fast Food Movement

My new sister-in-law has a collection of beautiful handmade cookbooks.  They are arranged in chronological order based on the day and hour when the recipe first appeared on the table.  Each recipe is carefully copied out in calligraphy and illustrated with a photo of the family enjoying their new taste sensation.   During the holidays, she … Continue reading The Quick, Very Fast Food Movement