Tag: John Steinbeck

#FBF: Favorite Books of the 1960s

If you’ve followed me around on Instagram or Goodreads you’ll already know how much of a book nerd I am. In fact, whenever somebody asks what my hobby is, I usually say, “reading”. So, when it came time to research for All Manner of…

I’m not as famous as Steinbeck

Last week I had the following conversation with one of my 10 year old boys. Him: Hey, Mom. I think I’m going to write about an author who wrote a Dust Bowl novel for my Oklahoma state report. Me: Oh, buddy! You’re going to…

Reading Steinbeck

If you’ve known me for awhile, you’ve most likely heard me declare my love for John Steinbeck. If not…well…I love John Steinbeck. Not in a I-want-to-marry-him way. I mean, have you seen my husband**? Ahem. Sorry. Anyway, when I say I love John Steinbeck, I mean…

Give it Sweetness

My friends, it’s bitterly cold today in Michigan. I’m sure it’s this cold in other places like, say, Saskatchewan. But, right now, I’m focused on how freezing cold my toes are. December wasn’t this cold. It wasn’t snowy or icy or dreary. December was…

The Exhausted Author

This is me, at the end of a six and a half hour editing session (I know it doesn’t sound like much, but that’s a long writing day). My brain was absolute mush. Emotionally I was frizzle-fried (I cry a lot when I’m working)….

Day 13: Wrong, Wrong, Wrong

QUICK! Make sure you read my review from yesterday and enter to win a book! Click HERE! Today is the 13th day of NaNoWriMo (national novel writing month) and I am writing a novel this month. Problem is… The way I’ve patterned the chapters…wrong….

Mr. Lamb’s 10 Years of Silence

Check out the fundraiser for a GREAT organization! Click HERE to read the post! As I read Wally Lamb’s “The Hour I First Believed” I realized that I would most likely never be the kind of novelist to write 700+ page novels. Wally Lamb is…

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