All in a Name

All in a Name – Memoir Writing

When I read (or think about) memoirs and personal essays, I don't usually imagine all the controversy that can be (and has been) connected with...
The Chimera Sanction

‘The Chimera Sanction’ – A Case of Mystery or Design

The Chimera Sanction, by Andre K. Baby, is a wild, haphazard ride through papal politics and international intrigue. Central to the story is, of...

‘Don’t Feed the WorryBug’ @WorryWooMonster

It's Day 2 of the 31 Days Writing Challenge... Here's one book that has quickly become an absolute favorite in our house: Don't Feed the WorryBug!  My 3-year-old...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ #Banned

The Fault in Our Stars is arguably one of the most popular books right now. It's been read (and enjoyed by readers of all...

What Do We Do? How to Remember (and Cherish) 9/11

I know... Lots of people wrote about their experience with 9/11. I read so many beautiful pieces about love and heroism. They've said it...

Practicing Gratitude #Quotes

We seem to remember how thankful we are at Thanksgiving time. At that one time of the year, we're bombarded by all the reminders...
Steven Depolo - picnic July

What Writers Say About July? #Quotes

July always seems like a happy time to me. Perhaps it's because it's summertime. And, it probably also has to do with the fact...
Monkey Beyond Bars - Nils Fieseler

Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...

What They Say About Hot Dogs? #Quotes

It's National Hot Dog Day... So, you may be wondering what's the big deal with hot dogs? Or, like me, you may be curious...
The City

Sounds of ‘The City’ – Dean Koontz

The sounds of music filter through the lines of The City, by Dean Koontz. And, it's not just the rhythm of the words or the...

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