Through the Window

Windows are my gateway to the world. Ever since childhood I have been a daydreamer and window watcher. Train windows, airplane windows, waiting room windows, classroom windows, car windows. Looking back at all of the places I have lived over the years, my desk has always been near a window. 2020’s desk placement is no … Read more

Writing in the Time of Covid-19

Ring the bells that still can ringForget your perfect offeringThere is a crack, a crack in everythingThat’s how the light gets in. “Anthem,” Leonard Cohen Last month I wrote about the challenges of running a writer’s group during a pandemic. This week I thought I’d tackle what it’s like to be a writer at this … Read more

Planner, Pantser, or Planster – The Writing Process

When it comes to the writing process, there are several different ways authors can go about it.  However, most writers fall into three categories; planner, pantser or planster. If you don’t know what any of that means, let me explain. A Planner, is an author who plans out their entire story. They have an outline, character … Read more

Pride Month TBR Expansion – Juneteenth Book Fest

Happy Pride Month! We’re certainly celebrating Pride differently this year. It’s a great time to pick up a book and read about characters who aren’t living in a pandemic. Here are books from four authors that I’d highly recommend for your Pride reading list. All of these books are from authors of color as in … Read more

The Abookaclypse Cometh

A little while back, a poignant and heartfelt letter came from an author in Italy, projecting our futures in the weeks ahead as we followed behind them in distancing, lockdown, and quarantine. In this letter, Francesca Melandri had many things to say: funny (“You will have an unstoppable online social life”), thought-provoking (“You will count … Read more