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Book Club – News of the World by Paulette Jiles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a character you will not soon forget…in 1870 as a retired soldier he travels from small town to small town reading the news to the citizens of remote west Texas. Add the task of taking ten year old Johanna, a German child kidnapped by the Kiowa tribe who has just […]

Robin’s December Book Reviews

AUDIO: Yep, I have increased my audio time…because I was doing a lot of driving and I wanted to see if I could maintain my attention span. Little Bee by Chris Cleaver read by Anne Flosnik. I LOVED this reader, and the story as well. The reader was able to move between the two main […]

Marlene’s November Book Reviews

Hello all, this is a bit thin this month as I was busy enjoying Spain and Oslo, Norway.  At least I did get in quiet a few movies on the long distance travel! Books: Final Demand by Deborah Moggach.  Moggach knows her characters well, lets you into their minds and keeps you glued to the […]

Using Structure to Move the Story

It has been a long time since I thought about an actual “writing lesson” blog post, but I just returned from a wonderful month long writing adventure and came to a realization I want to share. I have long known that the sentence length and even word length can increase or decrease the intensity and […]

Do I really want the mouse to die?

I was out of town for ten days and when I returned there was blatant evidence that a mouse had moved into my studio…droppings all around the computer, my thread drawer a tangled mess, and a quarter size hole chewed in my priceless wool rug (from Tierra Wools, New Mexico and woven by my cousin, […]

Robin’s November Book Reviews

The Beginner’s Goodbye by Anne Tyler. It was only by coincidence that I was reading this book on the day we had our two hundred year old Ponderosa Pine tree removed. Our tree was sick, she had a big wound/weak area way up there and was right next to the house..where is all this leading? […]