The Writer's Life

Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

It’s that time, again!  This is my writer’s update where I inform you, the reader, about my comings and goings as a writer. As everyone knows, a writer’s world is fraught with financial insecurities.  Some of the lucky few either have a partner with a decent income to support their endeavors or have hit the… Continue reading Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle.  Her death was delayed by a drug that slowed the growth of the cancerous tumors which had taken residence in her lungs.  Since she is terminal, death is inevitable.  And, Hazel’s mother forces her into a cancer kids support group to help her overcome depression… Continue reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven

As the boy who became Curtis Hammond escapes the terror that ripped apart his mother, Michelina Bellsong is introduced to nine year-old Leilani Klonk and her disability, quick wit, and a spirit desperate to live.  Micky soon learns of the horror Leilani speaks of as an inevitable fate if someone does not intervene.  However, Micky’s… Continue reading Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Kate’s husband passed away a year ago.  After her period of grief, she decides to take back control of her life and begin anew.  While packing to leave the home they once shared, her daughter finds a postcard of Lost Lake, and it sparks memories; giving Kate a strong desire to visit. Upon their arrival,… Continue reading Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Birdie Cousins, a recent divorcee, has taken on all responsibilities for her daughter’s, Chess, wedding.  But, Chess has plans of her own.  She cancels the wedding, quits her job, and moves in with Birdie.  To console her daughter, Birdie invites her sister, India, and other daughter, Tate, for a month-long retreat to their summer home… Continue reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

If you are looking for a great summer read to dig yourself out of winter’s trenches, Barefoot will make you feel warm and tranquil with the familiar grit of sand between your toes...

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Olivia Hunt was ready to leave her world and all of her failures behind.  In the middle of constructing her fourth and artfully crafted suicide note, she received a call from her father that had taken a turn in her miserable existence.  Olivia’s sister has cancer. In this beautifully and eloquently written novel, Elisabeth Robinson… Continue reading The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters