Friday, September 23, 2011

New Baby Boy

I became a mother of two on Wednesday when my son Samuel was born! I'll be taking a short break from writing but I'm almost done with the first draft of Perilous Light and I'll be sure to update everyone soon! 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Favorite Books

I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about preference in books. What makes us love one book and dislike another? How do we choose what books we want to read, and which ones we pass up? In some ways it's similar to how we choose other things in life like foods and movies, but at least for me, taste in books becomes even more personal. My preference in books is broad, and my favorites vary but usually I stay in certain genres. However, my all time favorite book, Moby Dick, doesn't fit any of my usual book categories. There is just something about Melville's depiction of obsession and his prose that has me coming back time and again.

Does anyone else have a favorite book that doesn't quite fit in with your usual taste? How do you know that you have found your perfect book?

Saturday, September 3, 2011


I recently had coffee with a friend and we ended up discussing the creative process. She brought up how people tend to create in two distinct ways either with a flash of inspiration that is more emotionally based or in a more logical manner. Although my initial reaction was to say that my creativity always comes with a flash, recently my writing has become more of a hybrid of the two. I have been writing Perilious Light with a set plan, but letting the details fill in naturally.  I'm hoping that the result is positive... you will all have to let me know this Spring.