Picture books for children are special, not only for the children but also for the adults who often either read them aloud or help the child read them on their own. Let's take a look at the inspiration in writing them and the criteria for what makes a good picture book.Read More
Realize it or not, the minute you started writing historical fiction, like those pioneers, you chose to break the norms of the writing life that used to rule, in print and online. You left behind all you thought you knew about writing fiction, and ventured out into a new world of responsibility to the past in act of global magnitude. You joined a community of unlikely incomparable people from all walks of life, from all parts of the globe in working towards ethics in historical fiction.Read More
Postcard writing is not a lost art form, despite what one may think. In fact we are closer to the newest and best form of postcard writing than we ever were. Here are some terrific and
"creative" postcard letters that may spark some inspiration.
Is unrequited love so much better than real love? Is it destined to be perfect, simply because the traditional view of a love affair never actually began? Is its perfection found in that it also never ends, leaving the possibility forever open? John Wheatcroft's "Portrait of a Lover" will ask you those questions and more.Read More
Listening to Barbara Kingsolver read is one of the greatest experiences. For her newest book, 'Flight Behavior', NPR Books shares an excerpt of Kingsolver's latest novel read by none other than the author herself.
Best historical romance novel of the year. Take a ride in a wheelbarrow with Marah Fallowfield and see a side of Kaifeng, China while author Aya Katz serves up a delightful novel filled with mystery, unrequited love, and history lessons you will never forget.Read More
If there is anyone out there, that wonders deep in their heart, whether one person can really truly make a difference, I offer them this historical memoir entitled Swimming in the Daylight: An American Student, A Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope, by author, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin based attorney Lisa C. Paul.Read More