Youth Group Picnic: A Tale of Two Genres

Genre Revisited I have always been fascinated by one of the most basic aspects of the writing process: deciding which genre will best align with the experience I feel inspired to write about. Am I trying to convey a particular emotion? Am I trying to work out the mystery of why people behave the way … Continue reading Youth Group Picnic: A Tale of Two Genres

Call & Response: “The Deepest Sense”

Once a month since January, my husband and I have been making the trip four hours north to Sheldon Springs, Vermont for me to take inspiration photographs for the novel I'm working on. I was pleased with how this latest set turned out, and I filed them away, not thinking too much more about them. … Continue reading Call & Response: “The Deepest Sense”

#BookReview: Queen of the Burglars

My Review This will probably sound silly, but my immediate reaction to Shayne Davidson’s biography of 19th-century pickpocket extraordinaire Sophie Lyons was excitement over the citations. Every fact had a superscripted number with a corresponding endnote!! In all seriousness, though, those citations represent Davidson’s extensive research into the life of Sophie Lyons and meticulous attention … Continue reading #BookReview: Queen of the Burglars