Reading and Writing

Book Review: TIDEWATER MURDER by C. Hope Clark

Tidewater Murder is #2 in the Carolina Slade series by C. Hope Clark. I was late to the party, and unfortunately am reading the series in reverse order, having started with Palmetto Poison, which is #3. I really enjoyed Tidewater Murder, and would love to do an in-depth analysis of this book, but will forgo the pleasure… Continue reading Book Review: TIDEWATER MURDER by C. Hope Clark

Reading and Writing

Book Review: PALMETTO POISON by C. Hope Clark

Palmetto Poison is #3 in the Carolina Slade series by C. Hope Clark. I confess I have not read the previous installments, and almost opted not to review this book as I felt guilty for not starting at the beginning. After a bit more thought I decided to see if this book could stand alone.… Continue reading Book Review: PALMETTO POISON by C. Hope Clark

Reading and Writing

Book Review: Partners in Crime by James Reid

I was fortunate to be able to purchase a pre-release copy of Partners in Crime by James Reid. I read it in less than twenty-four hours as I was unable to put it down. You can find the summary and purchase information on the author's website and Goodreads.com. This hard-boiled police procedural is set in Atlanta… Continue reading Book Review: Partners in Crime by James Reid

Writerly Life

Do-It-Myself Writer’s Retreat

I have been dreaming of going to a writers' retreat for years. While reading a magazine aimed at those of us pursing a writing career, I came across the idea of a DIY Writers' Retreat. The article (which I have since lost and forgotten all the citation information) gave suggestions for holding your own writers'… Continue reading Do-It-Myself Writer’s Retreat

My Life, Writerly Life

Road Trip & Book Signing

I am still on cloud nine. Actually, a friend accused me of levitating in one of the pictures I posted on Facebook. I had the opportunity to meet my favorite living author this week. Part of the reason this is such a big deal is because I have been hooked on Victorian literature since middle… Continue reading Road Trip & Book Signing

Writerly Life

I am a Writer!

I have always dreamed of being a writer. When I had to stop teaching due to health issues in January 2010, I realized I could give up and watch daytime TV the rest of my life, or I could attempt to fulfill my dream. Daytime TV is even more depressing than my health issues, so… Continue reading I am a Writer!