The End! Or, at least, the Beginning of the End

  I just came to the end of my book. Not one I am reading–the one I am writing. And like so much of this book, it was kind of unexpected. Ok, I have some rough spots and a couple of places I know I want to rewrite, but I actually came to the end.Continue reading “The End! Or, at least, the Beginning of the End”

Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber

I greatly enjoy reading historical mysteries and having now read the second of the Lady Darby mysteries, I am excited to have found a new author to follow and read. The Lady Darby mysteries are set in 1830’s Scotland and feature a young widow, Kiera, (Lady Darby) who has artistic talent and a cloud overContinue reading “Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber”

Carolinas WordFest Saturday October 15, 2016

Interested in reading and writing? Want to learn more about writing? Would you like to meet some local writers? This Saturday in uptown Charlotte will be the Carolinas WordFest. Being a new member of the Charlotte Writers’ Club, I am excited about this event and am looking forward to meeting others in our community whoContinue reading “Carolinas WordFest Saturday October 15, 2016”

Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

  “A novel is not an allegory . . . It is the sensual experience of another world. If you don’t enter that world, hold your breath with the characters and become involved in their destiny, you won’t be able to empathize, and empathy is at the heart of the novel.” (p. 111) From theContinue reading “Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi”