Language is a slippery thing. I often marvel that American high schools require four years of English but not math or history, and think that it’s because rhetoric, language, and the grit that it takes to grasp and wield are… Read More ›
To me, one of the great narrative failures is when important information is kept from the audience simply because the author wants to maintain the secret. The narrator knows. They share winks and nods with other characters in the scene…. Read More ›
“You might not get this book back,” the student said, despite my name being written in permanent marker like the gold leaf on bible pages. I’m not particularly protective of books. In fact, every good book I’ve ever loved (in… Read More ›
Like many parents of small children, I have had cause to read the book THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR probably more times than I care to count. In this book, which is not very long, really, but extremely well illustrated, a… Read More ›
When I spent a couple months in Vancouver one summer, while writing and dogsitting and housesitting for a relative that was vacationing in Italy in this beautiful house in Vancouver, I walked around the city constantly wondering if I might… Read More ›
To read Open Your Eyes is to experience the magic of standing next to a furnace as a smith works, eyes and ears awakened to new sounds and techniques as each strike of the hammer forces you to blink. Keep your eyes open though. You won’t want to miss what happens next.
Eric and I are both slowly recovering from our illnesses, so if you bribed the witch that knocked us both out, I thank you. We are both feeling on the mend, and hope to get back to work. In the… Read More ›
In the mercantile city of Port Saint Frey, the Sisters Mederos live in a world where power is more important than law. Large and wealthy corporations skirt the edges of right and wrong, and anyone who wishes to rise must… Read More ›