Book Reviews

Book Review: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

Life is full of good and bad, all mixed up together. When I picked up The Tumbling Turner Sisters I expected a story solely about sisters who happened to perform in Vaudeville. However, I was pleasantly surprised by how encompassing it was of vaudeville life in the 1920’s. Through Gert and Winnie’s perspectives, we watch these… Continue reading Book Review: The Tumbling Turner Sisters

Book Reviews

Ten Books to Read for  International Women’s Day

A friend of mine on Facebook posted that she was wearing red and not shopping anywhere today but then asked: what more can I do? Naturally my reply was “Read books!” In my opinion, there is no better way to grasp the experience or to learn what its like to live in another’s shoes than… Continue reading Ten Books to Read for  International Women’s Day

My writing Journal

Likeability and The Characters We Create

The question came up during the discussion portion of Her Space at Boca de Oro. “Do you take into consideration the likeability of your characters when you are writing?” The authors all looked at each other for a few moments as they thought about how to answer. Finally, Erin Lindsay McCabe responded, “But I have… Continue reading Likeability and The Characters We Create

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T Minus 24hrs to Boca de Oro!

The Ramones have been stuck in my head all day. “Twenty, twenty-four hours to go, I want to be sedated.” And that’s pretty much where I am at. We have an awesome night planned. Here is a sneak peek at our schedule for the night: 6:00-6:05 Introductions 6:05-7:30 Readings from Erin Lindsay McCabe, D. Helene, Chad… Continue reading T Minus 24hrs to Boca de Oro!

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Guest Post: We Need To Talk About Sensitivity By V.E. Ulett

Recently one of the members in a writers group I belong to posted a question asking if fellow authors would or had used a website called Writing in the Margins. The tagline of the site is Helping Underrepresented Stories Find Their Place. As a novelist who believes we need diverse books, I was dismayed by… Continue reading Guest Post: We Need To Talk About Sensitivity By V.E. Ulett