The Second Draft


Pause. Perspective. Intention At the end of last year, I finished the wild-and-wooly first draft of my novel. This time I’ve decide to take the second draft process more thoroughly: instead of diving back into the chaos I’ve created, trying to sort it out by reworking and editing, I’ve taken a pause to look and … Continue reading The Second Draft

Christine Bell’s No Small Shame


Christine Bell’s No Small Shame is one of many novels that has been impacted by the Corona virus shutdown. But, it has been wonderful to see just how supportive the online literary world has been. Here’s hoping that Chris’ novel receives all the attention it deserves. Here a few thoughts. No Small Shame focuses on … Continue reading Christine Bell’s No Small Shame

Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater


I don’t usually write book reviews for my blog, but there are so many good books being released and caught up in the Covid-19 isolation that I thought I’d give some of them just a little extra push. I love the premise of this novel, a fictional extension of Jonathan Swift’s eighteenth-century, Gulliver’s Travels, the … Continue reading Gulliver’s Wife by Lauren Chater