In full disclosure: I have not read the book American Heart by Laura Morarity, however, I have read the NPR interview covering the Kirkus Review. It should be noted that an author or publisher pays for a Kirkus review, and Kirkus is in the business of providing editing services. Originally, this novel was given a […]Read More Does a Kirkus “Star” Mean the Book is Good? Or that it is Culturally Safe?
I’ve been participating in the Facebook Black and White photo challenge. Lorin Cary, a writing buddy from the Cambria Writers Workshop, challenged me. I’m a photographer (amateur) from way back, and this forced me, well encouraged is really a better word, no one held a loaded camera to my head and said, “Do This!” — but […]Read More Black and White Challenge