I'll confess to a love affair with pages over pixels. There's something magical about settling down in a quiet nook where the only devices I'm left to are my own. While other readers remove print copies from their homes, I celebrate the books in mine, as the image above illustrates.
There is no frigate like a bookTo take us lands awayNor any coursers like a pageOf prancing poetry –This traverse may the poorest takeWithout oppress of toll –How frugal is the chariotThat bears the human soul.Emily Dickinson
No two persons ever read the same book.–Edmund Wilson I love the way readers make novels their own. I notice it most in reviews of my books. Invariably, a reviewer will decide a novel is about something I never intended. It is, for that person.
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"Books are a uniquely portable magic." Stephen King, Continue Reading ››Books have only become more portable with the advent of the digital age, with one slender device holding a library. I'll confess to being old-fashioned enough to resent that. I still think of books in terms of paper. I don't think …
Do you recall the vivid dreams you had in childhood? My favorite was the one where I got to fly. Some dreams happened with my eyes open, usually in school while I gazed out the window. There's nothing quite so surprising as the teacher interrupting your foray into an imaginary world. It's my job to dream now, to … Continue Reading ››
There's nothing quite like losing yourself in a good book. Walking into a story world feels a lot like navigating a dream. Your feet might keep to the path, unless they wander. Magic sings in the trees. Others have passed this way or will follow, but only you will see this world in just this way. It … Continue Reading ››
Wouldn't you agree that starting fresh in a new year is an amazing feeling? I hope your own dreams are shaping up. My writing career has entered a new phase in 2017. It's taken a long time to trust that being a storyteller is enough. Understanding this helps me travel into storytelling knowing I'm fulfilling my … Continue Reading ››
It's been a busy time lately with all the writing, editing, and promoting I've been doing. I won't complain, since I love what I do. My biggest news this month is that Hills of Nevermore is now out of my hands. The next time I'll look at my story, it will be bound into a … Continue Reading ››