How far does civil disobedience need to go before it makes a difference in the world, and at what personal cost?
Ellen Meeropol's latest novel, A Kinship of Clover, revolves … Continue reading >>
Women who refuse to play nice:
Jamie Canaves, author of the list 100 Must-Read Books with Unlikable Women, writes that she loves unlikable female characters in novels:
"They refuse to be boxed into … Continue reading >>
It began with a Ghost Crab Incident
On a family vacation last summer, my daughter took my then 8-year old granddaughter and 3-year old grandson to the beach after dusk to look for Atlantic ghost … Continue reading >>
I write crime and horror fiction, mostly with a hardscrabble rural setting. My characters tend to be people who are damaged in some way even before I put them through the wringer, and my … Continue reading >>
My very first piece of fiction was written in the 5th grade, entitled, "The Ugly Princess: Believe it or Not." It was inspired by all those fairy tales with beautiful princesses, but I worried … Continue reading >>
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
-- Ursula K. Le … Continue reading >>