Several new resources have just been released, all appropriate for adult Christian formation groups or individual use. … More New Resources for Adult Christian Formation
Hello Readers! After taking the last several months off to complete two first-draft manuscripts, I’m back to blogging. Now that I’ve come up for air, I’m delighted to report that I’m also back to reviewing new books and sharing my thoughts and recommendations. I know many of my followers are Episcopalians, and I want to … More New Books on Christian Living and Spirituality
Writing is like practicing yoga: it’s truly a practice. You work at it all the time, and you re-visit the basics of your craft on a daily basis. You might have your off days. You have other days when you’re hitting on all cylinders. Hopefully, you improve over time. If you’re like me and work … More Writing is Like Yoga: Books for Improving Craft and Career
What is it about Paris that makes you want to go there, even if it’s just through the vicarious experience of a book? Certainly, you could have “fun” many places. There are many locations with stunning views, adventures, or new cultures to explore. But there is something about Paris that surpasses all of the usual … More What is it about Paris?
When the economy crashed in 2008, I watched the stock market tank, careers end, and fortunes lost with a sense of deja vu. I had been through it before and come out a different person. My book, Ginger’s Reckoning, was written as self-therapy for dealing my own financial crash and destroyed career. My husband and … More Having It All, Losing It All, and Finding Redemption
Hello after a long break, faithful readers! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted on this blog. I just got back from a much needed vacation to Europe, and I’m finally back in the saddle and ready to write again. My family and I gleefully jetted off to Amsterdam as a first stop in our latest … More Favorite Books Set in Amsterdam
For a book lover, nothing beats a really good novel you can read and savor in the space of a weekend – or even in one long sitting. I just finished reading Paulette Jiles’ News of the World. I started the book the day before yesterday, found myself seriously engaged in it, and I couldn’t … More Short, Wonderful Novels: A List of Favorite Quick Reads
With all the talk about Russian intrigues in the news, along with the bitingly cold temperature outside, I’ve thought back on my favorite books about Russia that have come out in the last few years. Once the Berlin Wall came down and the Soviet Union collapsed, a number of both novels and memoirs detailed the … More Favorite Books About Russia