Posted in December 2014

Geraldine Brooks Book Giveway!

In early November my favorite author, Geraldine Brooks, spoke at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as part of the Black Mountain Institute’s lecture series. The panel discussion she participated in was entitled To Swerve or not to Swerve: How Literature Navigates the Past. After the talk, I was able to meet Ms. Brooks and … Continue reading


Hooked: Write Fiction that Grabs Readers at Page One & Never Lets them Go Les Edgerton (Writer’s Digest Books, 256pp) Rating: ✍✍✍✍ Audience: Fiction writers Scope: Novel openings Overview: You’ve heard it before: you’ve gotta hook the reader on page one, paragraph one, line one. Hooked by Les Edgerton shows the burgeoning writer how to … Continue reading

Walk in Her Shoes

Originally posted on Rewriting Amanda:
Modern day St. Paul bears little resemblance to it’s 1906-self. Metal skyscrapers glint in the sunlight, casting shadows on the scattered red and beige brick buildings from a century before.  Asphalt and light-rail tracks cover the old stone pavers and iron streetcar grooves. Gone is the horse and buggy. Gone…