12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part VI

You When a beautiful aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card. An entire book from the bad guy’s point of view? Awesome. So savvy, too. This book is so freaking creepy, [...]
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12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part V

Since this month's favorite has already been reviewed on this website, I picked one from the previous month because it had a lot of 5-starred ones. Verity, by Colleen Hoover Lowen Ashleigh is a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a [...]
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12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part IV

Mrs. Everything Mrs. Everything is an ambitious, richly textured journey through history—and her story—as these two sisters navigate a changing America over the course of their lives. Growing up in 1950s Detroit, they live in a perfect “Dick and Jane” house, where their roles in the family are clearly defined. [...]
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12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part III

Where the Forest Meets the Stars A mysterious child teaches two strangers how to love and trust again. After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships [...]
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12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part II

All the Light We Cannot See Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by [...]
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12+ Book Ideas for Christmas, part I

I haven’t updated my website in so long that one might wonder whether I’m dead, or if I’ve given up reading or writing or ultimately both. None of that. I’m still very much alive, and still very much reading and writing. So, why hasn’t this category “Whatcha Reading” at least [...]
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Award-Winning Novel

I was excited to learn this week that my debut 24 Hours of the Phoenix was a 2019 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE® AWARDS (NIEA) Finalist in the "Thriller" category! When you realize that 1000+ novels entered this 13th annual contest, you can humbly brag. What's more, it's not everyday that you [...]
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Second-Person Point of View in Fiction

First off, happy new year to everyone! I hope you all had a bit of joy and a lot of champagne—or vice versa. And second, I wanted to share a small piece of writing I'd worked on a little over a year ago which my current reading—An Anonymous Girl, by [...]
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