Robert Beatty, writer

Just got back from the library, where I heard Robert Beatty, author of the YA Serafina series speak. What fun! Writer from a young age, Mr Beatty developed his own software company before his two young daughters drew him into writing YA fiction. I think the young readers of America are very happy that happened. […]

Sharyn McCrumb, Writer

Just got home from the Bowling Green Warren County Public Library, where I heard Sharyn McCrumb speak. Wow! That was entertaining. Ms McCrumb is promoting her new book… I haven’t read any of her work yet, but if it’s half as interesting as the author, I’m sure it’s amazing. Describing her writer-role as a “speaker […]

Time Out

fixyourwritinghabits: Hey y’all. Sit down, take a deep breath, and remind yourself of this: Writing is hard. Writing is hard, yo. You are doing something that a great number of people would never even consider, and you’re doing it because you want to. Because you have something to say. And it’s hard, it’s so damn […]

“Shannara” series premier

Last night I watched the premiere episode of Terry Brook’s Shannara, airing on MTV and I must say, Wow! It’s like a sparkling jewel. The special effects are great, the actors are well-chosen and lovely to look at, the story is good (though I don’t know how closely it parallels the book). I see this […]

random thoughts

On the wall above my nightstand is a little school photo of a twelve year-old boy. I stuck it there proudly, years ago. I may go months without looking at it, but when I happen to see it, I smile. My son is twenty-seven now and off in graduate school, but the picture stays there. […]