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 […]

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 […]

Do You Want A Little Free Library in Your Neighbourhood?

Have you seen the Little Free Libraries that keep springing up everywhere? If not then you’re in for a real treat. Although I’d seen a couple, I’d no idea they were so widespread until I read an article by Margaret Aldrich in The Atlantic . What Are They? A Little Free library is essentially a small […]

#Muse media #Annie Proulx on Love

  Love…#Muse media #Muse Media are a series of short posts that combine different media with a notable author. “Late in the afternoon, thunder growling, that same old green pickup rolled in and he saw Jack get out of the truck, beat up Resistol tilted back. A hot jolt scalded Ennis and he was out on […]

Munir Bello – Do you Remember a Childhood Nightmare?

Do you remember a childhood nightmare? Yes, we all do. Snakes under the bed, dragons, a burglar, Dracula. Most people’s childhood nightmares are based on fearful fantasies. But in Munir Bello’s case the nightmare was real life. And something which contributes driving him in his work today. I’m very happy to welcome back Munir Bello […]

Go Tell It On The Mountain – from 101BOOKS.NET

 Robert Bruce whose site 101BOOKS.NET, is consistently voted the Best Book Blog. It is definitely my favorite book blog. He has kindly allowed me to reblog one of his posts about Go Tell It on The Mountain, but be sure to check out more of his work at 101books.net Robert is reading 100 of Time Magazine‘s greatest English-speaking novels […]

Author in Focus: How to #Write #War like Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  Author in Focus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (born 15 September 1977) is a writer from Nigeria. She has been called “the most prominent” of a “procession of critically acclaimed young anglophone authors is succeeding in attracting a new generation of readers to African literature”. Her first novel, Purple Hibiscus (2003), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction (2004) […]

Author in Focus: Ernest Hemingway and the Iceberg Effect

Author in Focus: Ernest Hemingway and the Iceberg Effect  Hemingway Bio: Ernest Miller Hemingway was an American author and journalist. His economical and understated style had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his life of adventure and his public image influenced later generations. Wikipedia Born: July 21, 1899, Oak Park, IL Died: July 2, 1961, Ketchum, […]