The Comfort Foods of Fall

Hearty, savory meals need no season or day of the week. However, I find myself gravitating toward my kitchen on Sunday afternoons in the fall. Something about the changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and several hours of uninterrupted and unscheduled time makes cooking satisfying and relaxing. Am I preparing lunch? Or dinner? It doesn’t much matter … Continue reading

Literary Conversations Come to Omaha

The (downtown) omaha lit fest returns to Nebraska’s largest city this weekend with a number of free events for local writers, readers, and all walks of literary life in between. I’m delighted to be part of a Saturday morning panel discussion on book publishing. Below is the event description, copied from the lit fest website. … Continue reading

Leaving College, Yet Again

University campuses are magical places. Students of all ages and backgrounds, varying experiences and beliefs, come together in a thriving and diverse community bubbling with new ideas. That section of land is both of its surrounding city, and apart from it. Simultaneous partner and autonomous. Universities are residents, but can also create their own wonderful … Continue reading

Making Music for Piccolo Pete’s

Like any city, Omaha, Nebraska, is filled with old and new. The city’s more historic institutions largely fall east of 72nd Street and aren’t always a top-of-mind consideration for young families who live on the outskirts of Douglas County. And in some ways, I like that. There’s something special about dining at one of your … Continue reading

Calling My Fellow Writers

For as long as I have been writing, I have loved meeting other writers. There’s something special about interacting with those creative minds, and having a verbal outlet for a profession that is very much solitary. On my many stops throughout Nebraska and Iowa since my first book was published last spring, it has been … Continue reading

Write Now: Nerdy-thirty years of fashion

Nerdy-thirty years of fashion | By Sally Deskins I’m turning thirty-one this month, so I thought I’d reflect on a few nerdy fashion moments in the three decades of my life so far (a few of the many), as we are calling for writing about “Fashion in Literature” for the next Lit Undressed in October … Continue reading

Dance for a Chance is August 27

I’m delighted to participate as a “celebrity” judge for this very fun and very important fundraiser on Saturday, August 27. Youth Emergency Services is an active Omaha nonprofit organization that supports homeless and at-risk youth and teens in our area. The official event press release is below. Please help us spread the word. Metro stars … Continue reading

Ready. Aim. What did I do?

See this? This right here is what you do for love. I think. Delight yourself in the rest at Flickr or on Facebook. But please, be kind. It was my first time in chaps.

Erin Loechner is Adorable

Just look at that face. Of course she’s cute. That’s evident immediately. But Erin Loechner is also talented, funny, sweet, creative, and has an amazing eye for interior design. Color yourself lucky, because Erin is coming to Omaha. Later this year, Erin of the crazy-popular blog Design for Mankind and of fame will serve … Continue reading