A perennial question from interviewers is a variation of what books were important to me growing up or becoming a writer. In short, which books were formative. There are a…Continue readingThe books that formed me
A 5-star review of ‘Dawn of Magic’, the fourth and final book in my young adult series, Worldweavers, contains this delightful sentence: “There is probably some truth there to carry…Continue readingThe acceptance of moose
Languages change. But losing words like “Buttercup” and “Kingfisher” in favor of things like “Broadband” and “chatroom”saddens me. In Orion, Robert Macfarlane talks about an edition of the Oxford Junior…Continue readingDisappearing words
Washington Square North, Nov. 2, 2013. At Slate, David Rosenberg offers proof that New Yorkers will read absolutely anywhere by examing the work of photographer Lawrence Schwartzwald, who started a…Continue readingThey read WHERE?
“Some people check out books,” Taylor Glascock writes. “Other people check out dudes. Some people do both.” “Created at the beginning of February 2015, the Instagram account @hotdudesreading immediately garnered…Continue readingHot Dudes Reading
Ice on trees and snow on the ground, beauty mixed with danger. Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA In The Guardian, Richard Hirst gives us ghost stories by the fireside and perilous…Continue readingLiterary Winters
The Forgotten Perks of Reading Fiction The Digital Age has heightened the habit of skimming everything we read, Soli Salgado writes at Utne. But, he suggests, we lose something invaluable…Continue readingWhy fiction?
The 12 Weirdest Reasons For Banning Science Fiction and Fantasy Books People are trying to keep great books out of libraries and schools every hour of every day, Diana Biller…Continue readingBan it because…!!!