Last month, my bookclub read The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah’s story of a French family living through the German occupation of World War II. When it came time to discuss the book, we cheered the heroes of the novel, but asked ourselves why other characters sat by and said nothing as the atrocities mounted against their… Read More Election 2016
I decided to jump on the To Set a Watchman bandwagon and post my two cents about Harper Lee’s new/old novel. But first, a few warnings… Warning #1: I haven’t read the book yet Warning #2: I have read some significant plot points and spoilers about the book that I’m planning to discuss in detail… Read More To Set a Watchman
I’m back from vacation! While I was on the road that led away from the snow and towards the sandy beaches I started tweeting a few travel tips. I picked up a few more along the way, so I thought I’d share them all with you. Laura’s Travel Tips: Travel Tip #1: Do not pass by a clean airport bathroom… Read More Laura’s Travel Tips
I’m going to start out my blog this week with a slightly more serious topic for me: “Hale No” Movement For folks who are not in the book writing/publishing business, you probably haven’t heard of Kathleen Hale. I’ve included a link below that tells her story, but the basic facts are these: Kathleen Hale wrote… Read More Reviewing and Rating: Books and TV
You can’t tell it from the weather, but Memorial Day marks the unofficial beginning of summer. To get the season started, here’s a little rundown of what has been on my pop culture radar lately: TV • I am loving Fargo. It is probably odd to start a summer list with a television show where… Read More Summer!
Here’s some exciting news: The ebook version of Next Year I’ll be Perfect is going to be on sale for 99 cents for the next two days at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, etc…! If you haven’t already read my novel, here are the top 10 reasons to download it tomorrow or Thursday: 1. It’s… Read More Next Year I’ll be Perfect Promotion
With Roger Ebert’s death this week, I’ve been giving a lot of thought to movie reviews and how difficult they are to write. The same goes for book reviews. I’ve written a few of each in my day and I think the greatest challenge is to explain enough of the plot so that the reader… Read More Writing Movie Reviews