#WritersRecommend: Hallie Ephron

  Recommended Reading I shiver, remembering the opening line of the first of Julia Spencer-Fleming’s Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne’s mysteries (In the Bleak Midwinter): “It was a helluva night to throw away a baby.”  Bone-chilling cold and the lakes and forests of the Adirondacks are the backdrop. The story was a... Read More

#WritersRecommend: Jeanette Hurt

  Recommended Reading Though I write mostly beverage and food-related cookbooks and culinary nonfiction, in my heart of hearts, I’m a Star Wars nerd.  I’ve loved sci-fi and fantasy ever since I was a little girl, tearing through The Wizard of Oz series (and yes, it’s a series, not just... Read More

Writing Alternative Geographies

June 30, 2020   Note From Rochelle   Dear Writers, I’m delighted to welcome poet and writing teacher Erik Fuhrer back to the blog. A few months ago, he wrote a post about writing poetry during the pandemic. He’s the author of four books of poetry including, not human enough... Read More

#WritersRecommend: Hank Phillipi Ryan

  Recommended Reading It’s always safe inside a story, and no place more magical than inside Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. I am a devoted thriller reader, but this magical realism, gorgeously set in a turn-of-the-century New York, manages to be so rapturously well-written,  and so philosophically intriguing, so full... Read More
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