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Sunday Special #28

I wish we were all curled up in our deck chairs at a lakeside cabin, a cup of hot coffee and a book close at hand. 189 more words


Good ways to think about Bad Reviews

Being a writer who puts their work out in the world requires courage. Real courage because you are laying your soul bare to be picked at and ridiculed. 677 more words


Book Bits: MacArthur Genius Grants, Susan Cheever, 'The Maidens' War,' Books for Syria, Astrid Lindgren diaries

You probably know this is Banned Books Week. Some people think the term “banned” is over-used since true banning seldom occurs in the U.S. Consider this view: … 1,091 more words

Book Bits

How I Became A Writer

My earliest memories of writing are from Elementary school. I don’t remember much about those days, honestly, but I know it’s where my road to becoming a writer started. 872 more words


Three Books in Three Days (1): Danila Botha's Too Much On The Inside

Before the gorgeous summer of 2015 passes into autumn, I’d like to review three unusual books that brought me special pleasure this season. Two novels and one novella — each in its own way quite unique and deserving of attention — one a day for three days. 436 more words

Book Reviews

Girl at War by Sara Novic

Like The Unquiet Dead, it’s hard to adequately review a book about a really serious historical subject like the massacres in Croatia. But I’ll do my best. 367 more words

Contemporary Fiction

An Apology

If you have read my blog, you have probably noticed some glaring typos. Some sloppy writing. If you’ve checked my bio, you may have noticed I was planning on launching my debut indie novel this summer (I have just edited this). 463 more words