Articles by " Sandwich Lady"
Nina Amir Helps Authors Write Book Proposals and Business Plans (GIVEAWAY)
By     |    Jun 10, 2014
Posted in: Interviews with Authors, Nina Amir, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    18 Comments

Nina Amir Helps Authors Write Book Proposals and Business Plans (GIVEAWAY)

We are excited to host Nina Amir on her WOW! Women On Writing blog tour for her newest nonfiction writing how-to book, The Author Training Manual. Margo first met Nina a few years ago when she did her blog tour for How to Blog a Book, a very helpful book about writing a book one blog post at a time. Now, Nina, the perfect example of a strong, successful and […]

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What I Love About Eleanor from Eleanor and Park
By     |    Jun 3, 2014
Posted in: Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    4 Comments

What I Love About Eleanor from Eleanor and Park

Set in the 80s, Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell is a young adult masterpiece. Yes, I said it–a masterpiece. I love this author. I love these characters. I love the setting. I love the plot. I love the voice. I love this book. Can you tell? First I’ll tell you Eleanor is a high school girl and Park is a high school boy. (I wondered about the title before […]

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To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens
By     |    May 27, 2014
Posted in: Romance, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women, Writing     |    5 Comments

To Have Sex or Not To Have Sex? Questions for Teens

One of the topics I explore in Caught Between Two Curses—YA with romance, baseball and magical elements–is teenage sex: the pressure to do it, the desire to do it, and the complication it lends to relationships. Chapter one opens with my main character, 17-year-old Julie, the summer before her senior year, at home alone with her boyfriend, Gus–they’ve been going out for 2 1/2 years. He is ready to have […]

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An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women
By     |    May 20, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    2 Comments

An Organization that Gives Power Back to Girls and Women

In keeping with what I wrote about last week, the book Half the Sky, I’d like to spend one more week talking about human trafficking and how people around the world are fighting back to help girls and women. As a matter of fact, one organization is helping so much that these women wanted to change the name of the company, so their past no longer defines them! Amazing stuff. […]

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A Book That Changed My Life
By     |    May 13, 2014
Posted in: Books, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    7 Comments

A Book That Changed My Life

Half the Sky is one of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. I think everyone should read it. It would help people in Western Civilizations understand how terrible atrocities, such as the 300 Nigerian girls kidnapped by a terrorist group to be sold into marriages and sex slavery, can still happen in 2014. But the best thing about Half the Sky is that the authors, Nicholas D. Kristoff and […]

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Humor Novel: The Opposite of Everything (Review and Giveaway)
By     |    May 6, 2014
Posted in: Books, News & Events, Parenting, Reviews, Sandwich Lady, Writing     |    2 Comments

Humor Novel: The Opposite of Everything (Review and Giveaway)

We are honored to be a part of the WOW! Women On Writing blog tour for The Opposite of Everything by David Kalish. He is a playwright and novelist, and his work is being compared to Seinfeld. It was also just announced that David Kalish’s debut novel, The Opposite of Everything, has won a first prize in the Somerset Fiction Awards, a national contest that recognizes emerging new talent and […]

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Turning a Devastating Problem Into a Positive
By     |    Apr 29, 2014
Posted in: Advocating, Sandwich Lady, Strong Girls and Women     |    4 Comments

Turning a Devastating Problem Into a Positive

This is one of my favorite quotes of all time: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead, a cultural anthropologist, author, and speaker from the 1960s and 1970s, said this, and I used to have it hanging in my office when I had an office. I like it so much because as individuals […]

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