Category Archives: best books to read

What’s on My Bedside Reading Table

June has been an excellent month for fiction! Longer daylight hours and more energy means more time to read. Here are a few of my favorites: Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles I couldn’t wait for this book to come out! The final book in the trilogy of Natchez Burning (amazing read, with one of the…
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What’s on my Bedside Reading Table?

Winter is a fantastic time to curl up in your bed or your favorite chair with a good book (unless it happens to have been hijacked by an entitled dog!) Here’s what’s been keeping me company so far this month. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman This was a Christmas gift from my friend…
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Delving Down Deep to Become a Better Writer

Memoir writing isn’t as easy as it sounds. Our minds are adept at changing, blocking, or eliminating entirely memories that haunt us or arouse strong, usually negative, feelings in our psyches. Though my friends frequently tell me that I should write a book about the adventures our family has had over the years, I’m not…
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Living on the Edge of your Writing Life

Last week, in an attempt to read something related to my actual career, I picked up Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life at my local library. I imagined I’d slog through it and then return to my summer diet of mysteries and the latest fiction releases. But, I found myself engaged from the moment I began…
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