Understanding Dystopians

Knowing that reading is crucial to good writing, I thought I’d read enough dystopian novels to write a good dystopian myself. For instance, I’ve read The Hunger Games trilogy, The Divergent Series, The City of Ember, The Giver, and Wool. I’ve also...

New Year’s Resolutions

A lot of people don’t like New Year’s resolutions but I’m not one of them. I like imagining the new year as a fresh page, a fresh beginning, an exciting time of new possibilities. Starting a new year is a great time to evaluate what has worked in the...

A Holiday Gift

Happy December 21st! I hope you’re spending the weekend sipping hot cocoa or mulled wine (Glogg anyone?), while wrapping gifts, baking cookies, or decorating the tree and watching Love Actually (my favorite Christmas movie), It’s a Wonderful Life, or Elf. ...

A Magical World of Stories

Last weekend, I traveled with my younger daughter, my sister, and my niece to a magical world of stories — Walt Disney World. We explored as much of the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, the Animal Kingdom, and Epcot as we could in three days, walking ten miles...