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The best fiction for writers

My friend (and fellow writer) Cornelia Dolian challenged me to come up with a list of the  10 most important works of fiction for writers. Well, she claims to be my friend, but anyone who gives out an assignment like this … Continue reading

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Book review: The Dragon Lantern by Alan Gratz

And I thought the first book was good! The Dragon Lantern, a middle-grade novel by Alan Gratz, pulls out all the stops. Dragon Lantern is the second book in the League of Seven series, about a team of seven heroes who … Continue reading

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Mini book club

In my last post, I mentioned my Mini Book Club. My partner in crime and I were motivated by a few things. We wanted to challenge ourselves by reading books we wouldn’t normally read. I also had been thinking about … Continue reading

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Of Brontë and Brussels sprouts

Hello. My name is Chris, and I’ve never read a Brontë before. Well, up until last month, anyway. I had always put all those Brontë sisters in the category of stodgy old stuff I was supposed to read but didn’t … Continue reading

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Book review: The League of Seven by Alan Gratz

I recently finished a book I picked up at the SCBWI Carolinas regional conference last month: The League of Seven by Alan Gratz. I enjoyed it so much that I had to share. While The League of Seven is marketed … Continue reading

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