Signing Off For Now

by marionroach on October 12, 2011

Hi, Sisters. It’s time to take a little break from TSP, regroup, and see where we’re at. In the interim, enjoy all the fabulous content. If you are looking for my memoir content, please come see me here, at my personal blog, where it’s all memoir, all the time. Enjoy. And keep in touch. Allbest, Marion


A Big Time for My Little Book

by marionroach on July 13, 2011

IT’S BEEN A great time for my irreverent little book on writing. Today I will be on the wonderful NPR show, Talk of the Nation. I’d love you to listen it, of course, though you can hear it again this evening via the wonders of digital recording. Want to know how? [click to continue…]


Downton Abbey, Back in Vogue

by marionroach on July 11, 2011

OH THOSE SISTERS of Downton Abbey. And how we love them. And miss them. Well, here’s a quick dose from an upcoming Vogue photo shoot. Enjoy it, sisters. It suggests that we’ve not seen the last of these girls. Not by a Ascot longshot.


This Aries Needs Some Cooling Off

by marionroach on July 8, 2011

HOW DID SHE know I was feeling frustrated and cranky about the way things are unfolding? How does that woman do it, month after month, year after year guiding us through her exquisite celestial navigation? Don’t know who I’m talking about? Have you read your July TSP horoscope? [click to continue…]

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Sticky Summer? Just Add Caramel

by marionroach on July 7, 2011

THE SISTER MOVIE genre just got one flick better. Oh, how I loved the film Caramel. And you will too, sisters. Gorgeous, intelligent and exotic, it’s the perfect summer fare for one of those nights when nothing will do but some women and a movie. Had one of those nights recently? [click to continue…]


Getting Our Hands on Our Bras

by marionroach on July 5, 2011

FOR ALL TOO LONG I did not know that Saudi women had to buy their bras from men. And while those days are now nearly in the past, don’t for a second be fooled into thinking that this change came easily. Protests, boycotts, an online campaign, and finally, intervention from the king decreed that women in Saudi Arabia no longer have to talk cup size solely to men. Well, better late than never, I guess. [click to continue…]


Two Feet + One Mouth = Naipaul

by marionroach on June 14, 2011

SOMETIMES THE NEWS is simply too stupid to be ignored. Don’t agree? Did you read what the writer V.S. Naipual said recently about women writers? No? You should. [click to continue…]


New Book: The Memoir Project

by marionroach on June 12, 2011

THE MEMOIR PROJECT is the name of my new book. Accompanied by the subtitle, A Thoroughly Non-Standardized Text for Writing & Life, the book’s title reflects it contents – a little irreverent, while being very how-to about writing what you know. When it was time to give a title to the book, those words seemed to sum it up best. [click to continue…]


Catching Up With Sloane Tanen

by marionroach on June 7, 2011

YOUNG ADULT FICTION. When a much-revered artist friend of TSP revealed that as her publication goal for 2011, we cheered, especially since that artist is the incomparable Sloane Tanen (seen above), whose work we simply adore. With that unique wit of hers, this could only go well. And it has. [click to continue…]


Sisters We Admire: Helping out, Even on the Stump

by marionroach on May 31, 2011

WHEN SISTERS HELP one another we all benefit. This was the feeling I had recently while cruising around, looking for some book promotion advice. I stumbled upon some, and came away with that unique and fabulous feeling I only get when I witness one woman helping out another, and have only to keep the good moving along to help some more. You know that feeling? I know you do. [click to continue…]