Books

A blue background with gray words that read: I read banned books.

I Read Banned Books

I read banned books. ⁠⁠In fact, I taught a class about banned books when I was a literature instructor. ⁠⁠People in my classes were always surprised to learn there was censorship here in the U.S. The land of Free Speech. ⁠⁠There was censorship back when I taught the class. And the number of book challenges […]

I Read Banned Books Read More »

Picture of the beach with the words: Heading into 2023 with Expansion

Heading into 2023 with Expansion

For the last few years, I have been selecting a word to guide me into the new year. My word for 2022 was “compassion.” I focused a lot on self-compassion, which led me to the moment I realized I was creating all my goals from a place of lack. If I could only meet this

Heading into 2023 with Expansion Read More »

Picture of the breakwater wall I walked and formed the beginnings of a paranormal romance

Paranormal Romance Coming Early 2023

How it began I wasn’t dressed properly for the biting cold that met me on the breakwater wall. Close to the shore, it was bearable. As I walked the almost mile out into the water along the stone wall and no railing to keep me from falling into the water, the biting wind whipped at

Paranormal Romance Coming Early 2023 Read More »

Are You Reading Banned Books?

I used to teach a course for a university about banned and challenged books and many of my students were surprised to learn that books were being taken off the shelves here in the US. It may not be that surprising to you, now, because book challenges and bans have seen an increase in news

Are You Reading Banned Books? Read More »

Picture of a notebook and pen with the words: "Non Writing Books that Improve Writing" in blue

Five Non Writing Books That Improve Writing

I read a lot. Not surprising since I am a literature major and a writer, I suppose. However, it wasn’t until the last couple of years that I discovered the magic of non-fiction work. Now my reading time is divided almost evenly between fiction and non-fiction. I can’t get enough of reading about what other people have researched and lived.

Five Non Writing Books That Improve Writing Read More »