Writing advice columns abound with the mantra that we should write every day, even if it's just a page, a paragraph, a sentence. And while it is generally true – after all, we don't want our skills to get rusty; we want to see them improve steadily – it is equally important to know when... Continue Reading →
“The Greenest Branch,” part I of the Hildegard of Bingen duology, is finally out!
In The Greenest Branch the medieval era comes vividly to life in all its romanticism and splendor, but the societal strictures that prevent women from being able to access education and live independent lives are also on display. The year is 1115, and Germany is torn apart by a conflict between the Emperor and the... Continue Reading →
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Disclaimer: This review is based on an advanced reading copy provided by the authors. In the summer of 1914, everyone thought that the “war to end all wars” would end within four months, and everybody would be home for Christmas. As we all know, that did not happen. The subsequent four years are the setting... Continue Reading →