Learn from Envy

August 18, 2020     Note From Rochelle     Dear Writers,   Since my book Level Up was released a year ago, many people have written to tell me how much they appreciated the chapter on envy. Today, I’m offering an updated version of that chapter for you. Enjoy!... Read More

#WritersRecommend: Jess Lourey

  Recommended Reading Elizabeth Little’s Pretty as a Picture, which I just finished and made me laugh out loud. Yep, a mystery that made me LOL under lockdown. The second is Jennifer Hillier’s Little Secrets. This one is dark and entrancing. I am so grateful to both authors for creating books so... Read More

#WritersRecommend: David Krugler

  Recommended Reading During the pandemic, I’m re-reading the mystery novels of Colin Dexter (paperbacks available at bookshop.org). The series is like a visit from an old friend. A gruff, opinionated, often irascible but always interesting friend—a.k.a. Inspector Morse. Yes, he drinks too much and his manners need polish (would... Read More

Writers@Work: The Power of Persistence

August 4, 2020   Note From Rochelle   Dear Writers, Today I’m delighted to welcome Janet Halfmann back to the blog. She last visited two years ago to talk about her book about Midnight Teacher: Lily Ann Granderson and Her Secret School.  Today Janet visits the blog to talk about ... Read More

#WritersRecommend: Julie Cantrell

  Recommended Reading Recently I went back to my shelves to rediscover some feel-good favorites. It was like reuniting with old friends. A few of those special titles included Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts and Jan Karon’s Mitford series. All of their books are gentle on the soul, providing reminders... Read More

#WritersRecommend: Susanna Calkins

  Recommended Reading Every year I re-read certain books, all stories I first encountered and adored as a kid, and which have probably all influenced my writing in certain ways. Like many people, I fell in love with Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice early on, and there’s... Read More