Have you #Read My Two favorite #Books from 2015?

I haven’t read as many books as I’d like this year, but there are two that clearly stand out for me as memorable reads of 2015. Fittingly for the 100th anniversary, they are both set in and around WWI. #Book 1: Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain This book is strictly speaking a memoir, but it […]

Winners of The Creative Zone #Coloring Book & Free #Coloring Pages

Congratulations ! The winners of The Creative Zone Coloring Book Giveaway are: 1. D.G. Kaye 2. Jan Twissel 3. Barbara Lynne Ross 4. Andrea  Spengler 5. Angela Smith 6. Stephanie L Woohoo! Free #Coloring Book Pages!! As a thank you to all the people who entered, here are 3 more Free Pages from The Creative Zone I hope […]

Why Was Evelyn Waugh “Apalled” By His Own Work?

This is a reblog of one of Robert Bruce’s posts from his fantastic website 101Books.net which is the best book site on the web in my opinion. Why Was Evelyn Waugh “Apalled” By His Own Work? by Robert on May 7, 2015 The critics love Brideshead Revisited. As you know, it’s on the Time list–that’s why I’m reading […]

#Author in Focus: Virginia Woolf – A Life of Her Own

 Virginia Woolf – A Life of Her Own Author In Focus Bio: Adeline Virginia Woolf was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. Wikipedia Born: January 25, 1882, Kensington, United Kingdom Died: March 28, 1941, River Ouse, Sussex, United Kingdom Spouse: Leonard Woolf (m. 1912–1941) Movies: Orlando, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Golven, Simple Gifts, A Room of One’s Own Siblings: Vanessa […]

9 Famous #Authors Rejected by Publishers

I have been submitting my manuscript to agents over the past few months so I thought this was a great post to reblog from  Bridget Whelan Writer to include on my site. Enjoy. Bridget Whelan Writer 9 famous authors rejected by publishers (comfort for emerging writers) I enjoyed reading the article published by The Writers Circle website about famous […]

Barbara Kingsolver: What is the Heart of a Novel?

  Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. The novel which earned her a pulitzer prize nomination and an Oprah endorsement, was “The Poisonwood Bible”  published in 1998, and follows a missionary family in the colonial Congo.  She […]

Do You Want to Watch An Animated Ray Bradbury Interview?

Lisa Potts did an interview with Ray Bradbury  in 1972 and she by chance found it again in 2012. Since then, it’s been animated though the wonderful “Blank on Blank“ , in part of their PBS series. Thanks so much to Maria Popova of Brainpickings.org – one of my favourite websites BTW – for introducing me to […]

Oscar Wilde:120th Trial Anniversary in National #Poetry Month

April 3rd 2015 marks the 120th anniversary of the start of the trial of Oscar Wilde that went to court in 1895. Ironically it was Wilde himself that pushed for the court hearing, ignoring advice of friends, after the Marquess of Queensbury left her calling card with the note: “For Oscar Wilde, posing somdomite” Wilde picked […]

Rebecca Whitney: The Liar’s Chair & Traditional Publishing

Author interview: Rebecca Whitney Readers are being treated this winter to a new wave of thrillers coming mostly from the UK. One of these exciting new writers is Rebecca Whitney, whose debut novel The Liar’s Chair, was published by Mantle, an imprint of Macmillan, on January 15th. The novel was featured in the prestigious Sunday […]

To Kill a Mockingbird – Do you want to read the sequel?

Have you ever finished a novel and wished you knew what happened to the characters after the final page has been turned? It looks as if you may be able to have that experience with one of America’s greatest classics. Last week it was announced that Harper Lee is going to release another novel after 55 […]