Review: Crimson Lake

Clammy, crock-jammed wetlands in Australia, a cop accused of abducting a 13-year old girl, a quirky tattooed convicted murderer turned private eye, and a sweet brood of downy baby chicks combine to make Crimson Lake a refreshing take on the thriller genre. At its core, Crimson Lake is about two broken people who come together to solve the disappearance of a local author. While solving his case, they unearth the

2018-03-27T12:11:43+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Book Review, Fiction, Thriller & Suspense|Comments Off on Review: Crimson Lake

Review: How to Walk Away

I rarely read fiction and, if I do, I generally reach for a suspense novel or historical fiction—a fool for crimes and country manors, I guess. I’ve been on an extended non-fiction binge and wanted to break away to something entirely different for the weekend. So, I picked up (an advance reader copy) of How to Walk Away by Katherine Center—only because of the cover blurb: “If you read just

2018-03-27T12:03:19+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Book Review, Fiction|Comments Off on Review: How to Walk Away

Review: Your Creative Brain

There’s no question that I want to go to Harvard. Even at my age. If nothing more than to take Shelley Carson’s course, Creativity: Madmen, Geniuses, and Harvard Students. This is a woman who loves to teach. And is a Rockstar at it. That much I know is true after reading her instructive and interactive book, Your Creative Brain. There are dozens of books on creativity. Most focused on demystifying

2018-03-15T22:55:37+00:00 March 15th, 2018|Book Review, Creativity, Psychology|Comments Off on Review: Your Creative Brain

Review: The Kinfolk Entrepreneur

What a surprise The Kinfolk Entrepreneur was. I discovered it in the Business—Startup section of my local Barnes & Noble. I thought it was a beautiful coffee table book that profiled entrepreneurs, and it is, but not of the traditional “startup” kind often associated with technology and Silicon Valley. It’s a beautiful book. And it profiles entrepreneurs. But they are entrepreneurs of a different sort: the creatives—i.e., the fashion designers,

2018-03-05T23:59:01+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Biography, Book Review, Business, Creativity, Entrepreneurship|Comments Off on Review: The Kinfolk Entrepreneur

Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

I first read On Writing five years ago as I was working on the manuscript for my children’s book. I loved it. I read On Writing again last week as I was gathering inspiration for an article on creativity. I loved it. If you want to be a writer, read this book. If you want to be a creative and live the creative life, read this book. Or, if you

2018-03-05T22:43:39+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Book Review, Creativity, Memoirs, Nonfiction|Comments Off on Review: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft