Interview with Author Diane Lapis: Hot on the Trail of Cocktails Across America

by Julie Chibbaro We recently hosted author Diane Lapis who, with her writing partner Anne Peck-Davis, just published an unusual book that offers a unique overview of midcentury cocktail culture, featuring both recipes, and reproductions of the postcards used to advertise popular lounges and bars of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. But it’s more than … Continue reading Interview with Author Diane Lapis: Hot on the Trail of Cocktails Across America

Interview with Literary Agent Linda Pratt: Pros and Cons of Self-publishing

by Julie Chibbaro After hosting a number of traditionally published authors, we recently had a self-published writer as a guest at our Get Lit Beacon literary salon. Many writers in the audience were curious about the self-publishing process, and how it might affect their chances of eventually having their writing traditionally published. I asked agent … Continue reading Interview with Literary Agent Linda Pratt: Pros and Cons of Self-publishing