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Every Shiny Thing — Review

Thought for the Day: “There’s no such thing as a potential writer. There’s only somebody who is doing the thing. It’s like saying you’re a potential boat builder. No, you’re a boat builder when you’re building a boat.” ~ Clive Barker ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: I have been hoping to find a post… Continue reading Every Shiny Thing — Review

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Because of the Rabbit — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: Don't ask me who's influenced me. A lion is made up of the lambs he's digested, and I've been reading all my life. ~ Giorgos Seferis, writer ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Melissa Donovan is going to tell you What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable HERE on Writing Forward. This is… Continue reading Because of the Rabbit — Review & Giveaway

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The Lost Girl — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Sit down and put down everything that comes into your head and then you're a writer. But an author is one who can judge his own stuff's worth, without pity, and destroy most of it.” ~ Colette ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Christie Wright Wild offers classes in writing and… Continue reading The Lost Girl — Review & Giveaway

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Heartwood Hotel: Home Again — Review

Thought for the Day: “Most of my work consisted of crossing out. Crossing out is the secret of all good writing.” ~ Mark Haddon ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers in the Storm has a terrific post HERE with writing tips from Ray Bradbury. Ragan’s PR Daily has a post HERE with 14 Invaluable… Continue reading Heartwood Hotel: Home Again — Review

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The Truth About Martians — Review

Thought for the Day: “The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.” ~Junot Diaz ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: The Manuscript Shredder has a great post HERE on The Magic Fix-it Scene. Don’t miss this one. Anne R. Allen has… Continue reading The Truth About Martians — Review

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Tell Me Earth & Sky — Review & Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “A world without adjectives would still have the sun rising and setting, the flowers blooming, the trees bearing fruits, the birds singing, and the bees stinging.”
 ~ A.A. Patawaran ~ Gifts for My Writer Friends: We all have writer’s block sometimes. The post HERE from The Mixed-Up Files of … Middle-Grade… Continue reading Tell Me Earth & Sky — Review & Giveaway

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The Law of Finders Keepers — Review

Thought for the Day: “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories.… Continue reading The Law of Finders Keepers — Review