I’m blogging today from the warmth and comfort of my home, something I did not think would be possible at this time yesterday (Wednesday, January 29th) morning. I left my home around 7am Tuesday and didn’t make it back until around 1pm Wednesday. Let me first state that yes, I know, Atlanta looks like wimps. We also look like incompetent idiots compared to our neighbors to the North. I have lived in Rapid City, South Dakota and Spokane, Washington. I know snow. I’ve driven in snow, on ice, during blizzard conditions. This is so totally not the same thing. As a city (nay state) we are ill prepared for inclement […]
Monthly Archives: January 2014
I’ve read all of Ms. Allen’s novels and I have to say that I think Lost Lake is her best yet. I feel the blood, sweat and tears, the heart and soul poured into every word of this novel. She is reflective and very often humorous. I rarely laugh out loud when reading a novel since I don’t read comedic material, but reading one of the ladies say to the other “You could find a flea on a pissant” made me cackle. This book is full of southern gems like country grocery stores where you just send a list and they pack you a box and a hybrid pizza restaurant/fix it shop named HandyMan Pizza. Charming.
Title: Questions and Conversations Author: MissM Genre: Fanfiction, romance Release Date: October 1, 2013 Welcome again to the Sunday Snip, which is my opportunity to share a snippet of something I’ve written. Today’s snip comes from a short that I wrote for the POP!Tober Fiction challenge back in October. It was a fun romp and I’m planning a sequel. Enjoy!
It’s another FRIDAY- HOORAY! It is COLD in these parts and I’m so looking forward to being at home, curling up under heavy blankets with a great book. This week I have two books on my plate to finish: The Marshall’s Ready Made Family by Sherri Shackleford I am reading this one for NetGalley. It will be available March 4th, so look for a review from me on or before that date! So far it’s a pretty good read. I love a historical romance so I’m enjoying it. Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge I saw this book was being read by a group (SheReads, maybe?) and they […]
Over the years I have developed from a ‘let’s just see if I can do this, total pantser’ writer to a ‘sort of plotter, let’s get some details to start with’ kind of writer. Roni Loren calls this a Plotster – a pantser/ plotter hybrid. I like to hammer out a couple of details about my characters, and I first start by asking myself
Who are these people?
And why does anyone care?
Boy and girl like each other; Boy participates in a charity auction; girl’s mother buys boy for her daughter, because the attraction is obvious. Seth and Mia are soon involved in a tawdry affair but (there’s always a but) there’s fear of becoming more.
This book reminds me very much of The Kitchen House, not really in story trajectory, but similar themes along the lines of a kinship between slave and slave owner. Considering The Kitchen House was one of my most favorite reads, I consider it a high compliment to liken The Invention of Wings to such a great work of fiction.
I’m attempting to bring back this semi-regular occurrence on my blog, where I share a snip of something I’ve written, whether it’s old or new, from a finished piece or a work in progress. Writers tend to be solitary individuals and keep to ourselves. At the same time, we enjoy hearing that people like or can relate to our work.
It’s my favorite time of the week! WEEKEND! I love waking up slowly, grabbing some coffee and settling back in the bed or on the couch with a great read. It’s so relaxing and refueling! So let’s talk about what we’re reading this weekend: In addition to finishing up a Hearts Afire , by Deborah Fletcher Mello for NetGalley, I decided to pick up the latest by Sue Monk Kidd, The Invention of Wings. Hetty “Handful” Grimke, an urban slave in early nineteenth century Charleston, yearns for life beyond the suffocating walls that enclose her within the wealthy Grimke household. The Grimke’s daughter, Sarah, has known from an early age she is meant […]
I was just flitting through Facebook, reading posts and liking things as I am wont to do and I saw a fun post from Author Jami Gold. She was participating in a meme where you post a few paragraphs from page seven of an unedited manuscript. YES I WOULD LOVE TO DO THIS.