Book Review: The Glassblower

The Glassblower, by Petra Durst-Benning, is a little slow to get into, but the story of the Steinmann sisters and their struggles in glassblowing soon drew me in. With the death of their father, Johanna, Ruth, and Marie have lost their last parent and their income. Life becomes frighteningly uncertain, and the young women faceContinue reading “Book Review: The Glassblower”

AUTHOR 2 AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Authors Mark Fine & Pamela Crane Reveal their Lives in Pursuit of the Art of Writing.

We’re airing our secrets in this author-on-author interview between me, Pamela Crane and Mark Fine, author of the critically-acclaimed novel “The Zebra Affaire.” Check it out here, and feel free to share it.

Book Review: The Silkworm

  ‘The Silkworm’ by J.K. Rowling a.k.a. Robert Galbraith, is a crime novel set in the modern day publishing world among an unsavory lot.   When one of the most successful authors of all time effortlessly changes genre from her Harry Potter books, it is easy to envy her writing. In Silkworm, she delivers aContinue reading “Book Review: The Silkworm”

Book Review: Jack of Spies

Jack of Spies (from Soho Crime) is the first book in a new David Downing spy series. It follows Jack McColl, a luxury car representative and part-time spy, around the world in 1913, as he gathers useful military information for England…and sells an occasional vehicle. War with Germany is on the horizon, accompanied by oftenContinue reading “Book Review: Jack of Spies”

Wonder — A Book Review

It’s not surprising (not to me, at least) that young people are still reading books like Judy Blume’s Fudge series, A Wrinkle in Time, and The Jungle Book. But in this fast moving age, what’s the secret that sent a Middle Grades novel by an unknown author climbing onto the New York Times bestseller listContinue reading “Wonder — A Book Review”