Book Lists, Insipration, Life and Style, Reading Tips

On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without 

Between June and December of this year I'll be working on my longest, most ambitious writing adventure to date: finishing my capstone project for my master's degree. With that in mind, I thought I'd share a peek behind the scenes at the books I can't write without. These are books that live on my desk so I can… Continue reading On My Desk: Books I Can’t Write Without 

Author Spotlight, Insipration

A Tribute to Flannery O’Connor

On this day in 1925, Flannery O'Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia. Today, in honor of her life, I've decided to try and put down on paper why she has recently become one of the authors I admire most. It's actually been fairly difficult to pin down why exactly I love her writing so much.… Continue reading A Tribute to Flannery O’Connor

2016 Books, Author Spotlight, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Author Spotlight: Kate DiCamillo 

This week, I'll be posting a lot about children's books. It's summer time, and if your kids are home from school you might be looking for something to keep them entertained. On a rainy day like today, there's nothing better than curling up with a good book. My goal for the next few posts is to share… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Kate DiCamillo 

2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

Textbooks Spring 2016

At midnight tonight my last project of the semester is due and I will be finished with my first year of grad school! It's always nice to add my textbooks to my book list at the end of the semester. Here's a quick look at the books I've been reading since January. Advanced Fiction Writing… Continue reading Textbooks Spring 2016

2016 Books, Book Lists, Book Reviews

The Fiddler’s Gun

It's been a long time since I've read one of those fiction books that makes you stay up past your bedtime reading. The Fiddler's Gun is one of those books. The novel is set during the American Revolution, and it involves, among many other things, orphans, pirates, Redcoats, fiddles, and buried treasure. Sounds like a good story right out of the gate, if you ask me!