Posts made in June, 2017

10 Great Reasons to Read

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in A Writer's Life | 0 comments

10 Great Reasons to Read

  Last Sunday I was chatting with one of my readers about The Slow Trail Home. She pulled out this bookmark that listed ten reasons to read. She wanted me to have it, she said, because, for her, reading my stories fulfilled a good portion of the reasons listed. She specifically mentioned #1, #2, #4, #7, and #8. Unfortunately, there’s no author on the bookmark, so I can’t give credit where credit is due. However, here is the list:   10 Great Reasons To Read Read to understand the past. Read to explore your world. Read to plan for your future. Read to visit new places....

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Fresh Input for More Output

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in A Writer's Life, Books | 0 comments

Fresh Input for More Output

By the time I finally get a book published, I’m tired of writing. All writing (which unfortunately includes blog posts, hence my irregular updates here). No, after dumping 150,000+ words out of my head, what I want and need is input. So about a month ago I started devouring fresh books. At first it was light and easy stuff, such as trying to find a new middle grade series for my daughter to read. Tried The Beyonders, Fablehaven, and The Unwanteds, but wasn’t impressed with any of those. The only one we enjoyed was the Keeper of the Lost Cities series (or what’s out so far)....

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