(Not Really) Gone Girl

Originally posted on BookNotes and FootMarks:
I read Gone Girl a year ago this month and saw the film last week, but it was last night, while brushing my teeth, that I realized…

Fear of the SEND

It’s hard to explain the stomach-curdling anxiety that comes with letting go of something you’ve written. These are words and lines that you’ve agonized over, drafting and redrafting, discarding then putting back. There’s… Continue reading

What Are You Reading?

Today is National Readathon Day, a glorious four-hour period (noon-4pm) devoted to reading.     I’m working through The Goldfinch, which I picked up a couple of days ago. This novel is by Donna… Continue reading

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2015

T’is a happy day indeed! My copy of Aesthetica Magazine‘s Creative Writing Annual 2015 arrived in the mail, featuring a short story by yours truly!   The book is a beauty, very portable… Continue reading

The Secret History ~ Review (Some Spoilers)

“Psychology is only another word for what the ancients called fate.” The Secret History tells the story of six students at a small, arty New England college and the circumstances surrounding a murder within the… Continue reading

The Year in Books

Every year I participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge. I usually manage between 30-40 books a year, not counting the books I re-read (which I think should count :p) So, how’d I do… Continue reading

A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lies Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune

A Secret Ballroom Built In The 1800s Lie s Under A Lake, Guarded By Neptune.

Writing~ 60% Down

From Goya to Dore to Crane, my protagonist is obsessed with illustrations… ‘Be not afeard; the Isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not. Sometimes a… Continue reading

The Book Thief ~ A Review

THE BOOK THIEF has been on my shelf practically since it came out, but I kept putting it off and reading other things instead. Finally, last month, I decided to read it. My… Continue reading

Why We Write…

In honor of NaNoWrimo, I was asked by the good folks over at Webucator to talk a bit about my experience with writing, my goals, and what motivates to continue writing despite how… Continue reading

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