Book Contests — My Big Starter List for Authors

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Want to win some book contests? If you're famous and your book is hitting the best-seller lists and it has the support of … [Read more...]

Write Another Book? I Dunno . . .

By Barbara Falconer Newhall "Barbara, you've got to write another book," a southern California friend said -- quite emphatically -- after finishing … [Read more...]

The Oakland Tribune Tower — A 1923 Structure With a Twenty-First Century View

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I worked at the Oakland Tribune for years, but, working stiff that I was, I was never invited to the lofty heights of the … [Read more...]

BookExpo America: Dog Books, Funny Books, Holy Books, Swag

By Barbara Falconer Newhall What do a Buddhist nun, a bald satirist, and a 136-pound Newfoundland dog have in common? They were all part of the mix at … [Read more...]

Blame My Spam-Riddled Inbox If I’ve Been Ignoring You

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's been kinda lonesome here lately at BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com. The Contact button has been right there at the top of my … [Read more...]