Writing and Publishing
Secondhand Goods, Secondhand Art
Feb 26, 2020 by Julia L F Goldstein
When I had diseased birch trees cut down in my backyard a couple of years ago, I saved some of the wood. One of the pieces, in particular, captivated me. It’s shaped like the number nine and would make a great top for a small table or footstool. I’ve gone so far as roughly sanding it. But it still lies in my garage not fulfilling its promise as a conversation-starting piece of furniture.
Three Takes on Materials and Sustainability
Nov 01, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
In October, I had the opportunity to speak to three very different audiences: 1) semiconductor packaging industry executives and engineers; 2) members of a synagogue who are part of the congregation's "green team"; 3) university students enrolled in an environmental health seminar.
Sharing the Stage
Jun 28, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
When I returned home from Indie Author Night last night, my husband said, “They should have broken in into two nights like the debates.” He had a point. I was one of 22 authors at the event. Dan, co-owner of Brick and Mortar Books, introduced each author, who then had two minutes to pitch their book.
What's in Your Backpack?
May 17, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
It’s Thursday morning and I’m on the bus heading to a business meeting. I’m making good on the promise I made to take public transit more frequently, something I best appreciate when I can avoid the hassle of traffic and parking near downtown Seattle. Also, I can’t write a blog post while driving. My backpack is stuffed with everything I’ll need for a busy day traveling around Puget Sound by bus, ferry, and on foot.
Five Takeaways From the San Francisco Writers Conference
Feb 19, 2019 by Julia L F Goldstein
I’ve spent the last few days holed up at the Hyatt Embarcadero Center immersing myself into the world of writing, publishing, and book marketing. I've learned that I need to change my name, step up book distribution, reconsider quiz marketing, take a copy of my book with me everywhere, and freely approach experts in the publishing industry when I have a question.