My Novel’s Breech Birth

    What do you imagine when you hear the word “writer?” An artist with her head in the clouds? A man cackling away while he writes about the Cracken taking down a Martian fleet of aliens? Or just a person who likes to share information, stories, ideas, or...

My Life as a Bookworm

I sit in the “Quiet Study” area in my local library three days a week for four hours at a time. It gives me uninterrupted time to write whatever is nearing deadline. When I look up from my computer screen, I gaze with longing at rows of books. If only I had enough...

Know Thyself

My husband was a forensic chemist in our county crime lab for forty years. People used to ask, “What is a forensic chemist?” Now we simply reply, “CSI.” At first the lab had only three scientists, and they worked on every kind of case — murder, DWI, hit and run, you...

Library Memories

  “Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” (Groucho Marx) I relate to Groucho’s first sentence and chuckle at the second.  If you are like me, there is nothing like a book. Oh, I use my Kindle, but love the feel...

Read a Good Book Lately?

  I once listed every book title I read over a year, and placed them under Fiction or Non-fiction headings. If you had asked me, I would have guessed I read more fiction than non-fiction, but actually it was about 50/50. I’m curious about your reading...