Book Review: One Was a Soldier

In 2003, I devoured the debut mystery novel featuring the Rev. Clare Fergusson and Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne, In the Bleak Midwinter in just a few days. With Spencer-Fleming’s latest Fergusson/Van Alstyne mystery, One Was a Soldier, I am taking my time. Maybe it is because it’s been two... Read More

Critique Group Horror Stories

We all have them—critique group horror stories. Maybe someone lambasted you for your political point of view instead of critiquing your novel about a politician. Perhaps a critique group colleague told you that you’ll never amount to much as a writer. Or maybe you just did not get any helpful... Read More

Write Your Book in 26 Days

  “Writing a book is a long, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness.” —George Orwell Have you ever thought about writing books as a long, difficult struggle? I certainly have—and I LOVE writing! But over the years, I’ve discovered the joy of writing a book marathon... Read More