Monthly Archives: February 2015

Book Review – Write Your Best Book

After reading and reviewing “What Every Author Should Know”, I leapt at the chance to receive an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of Deb Vanasse’s latest book for writers, “Write Your Best Book.” Vanasse begins by dissecting the “exceptional book” which … Continue reading

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Book Review – “The Secret Wisdom of the Earth”

Fourteen year old Kevin Gillooly and his mother retreat to her father’s Appalachian mountain home in eastern Kentucky following the horrific death of Kevin’s three year old brother. There, both mother and son heal under the wise and caring influence … Continue reading

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Happy 148th Birthday, Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder was born on this date in 1867 in Pepin, Wisconsin. I have to admit I’ve never read any of her books, though I used to immensely enjoy the TV series “Little House on the Prairie” starring Melissa … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles Dickens; Here’s Your Stuffed Raven

It’s the birthday of novelist Charles Dickens, born in Portsmouth, England in 1812. By the mid-1850s, Dickens was a popular and successful writer; his novels included The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (1836-37), The Adventures of Oliver Twist (1837-39), … Continue reading

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