The other day I received one of my favorite reviews ever, and I just have to share!
Jenny of Books, Babies, and Bows reviewed The Universes Inside the Lighthouse for me, at my request. The review she gave was not just a good review (as in a 5* review, which it was), but also a thorough, thoughtful, beautifully done review. She even pulled som [...]
Writing reviews isn’t my strong point (almost as bad as writing blurbs for the back of the book!), but I thought I’d give it a go here for my fellow readers!
I recently raced through Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult. It was definitely a book I stayed up late reading! Picoult’s storytelling skills were masterful here, weaving tal [...]
I’m working on my next book now, second in the Balky Point Adventure series, after The Universes Inside the Lighthouse. It’s sci-fi, which means I get to invent whole new worlds for my characters to visit.
Creating worlds brings up some fascinating questions, which I love. One of the thoughts I’m pondering today is: How inte [...]
I’ll admit something here: I don’t actually care about (or for) football.
Professional sports bother me. Looking at the NFL in just the last week is enough to put a bad taste in anyone’s mouth: First there’s Deflategate, a completely mockery of logic and truth and good sportsmanship. (How is it that atmos [...]
(This post is Day 7 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
I try to avoid too much navel-gazing in my posts, but this is the final day in the Your Turn Challenge—a challenge to post every day for seven days—so I’ll make an exception today.
I found out about the challenge near the end of Day 1. Having just a few hours to go in or miss out, I d [...]
(This post is Day 6 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
Tomorrow closes out the last day of the Your Turn Challenge. I’ll have blogged seven days in a row, which is perhaps seven times more than I’ve blogged in two months over most of the year. Will I continue? I’ll talk about that tomorrow in my wrap-up.
But for today, I̵ [...]
(This post is Day 5 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
There’s that saying, “What would you attempt if you knew you would not fail?”
Good sound bite, but I think that saying misses the point. I’d like to propose a new version:
What would you attempt if it didn’t matter whether you failed? What would you attempt if [...]
(This post is Day 4 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
You know how sometimes you see something, hear something, and it percolates in your mind all day?
That happened to me today. And then it happened again.
It started this morning when I saw this HuffPo post from Johann Hari: “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is [...]
(This post is Day 3 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
There’s this ongoing debate: Are print books dead? Have ebooks peaked? What is the future of either? Pundits on both sides. People who think the question somehow matters.
This debate is completely missing the point.
What people want is not print books.
What people want is not ebooks.
(This post is Day 2 of 7 in the Your Turn Challenge)
A year and a half ago, I wrote up my own Pam Stucky Manifesto. I referenced it again at the beginning of this year, in a post in which I discussed a challenge I gave myself to live 2015 with intense and intentional courage and vulnerability.
Among the guiding words in my manifesto is the ca [...]