Trying InCoWriMo

This past November I finished my second novel with the help of NaNoWriMo. Not that they are any good, but they exist now. InCoWriMo takes that same spontaneous, seat-of-the-pants, something-is-better-than-nothing impulse to letter-writing. Today I stumbled across International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo). The idea is to write something on a piece of paper and give…

REVIEW: THE GRAND TOUR – AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE QUEEN OF MYSTERY by Agatha Christie

  Perhaps it comes as no surprise that this book is a wonderful window into an era past.  Like Agatha Christie’s autobiography, the book is comprised of her life in her own words. Her grandson Mathew Prichard has painstakingly gathered her letters and postcards from her trip to a countries in the Dominion.  She and…

REVIEW: A Secret Gift by Ted Gup

An absolutely fascinating snapshot of a town hit hard by the Great Depression.  As one who never lived through anything so terrifying, I was always intrigued by how emotions — particularly fear and doubt — can affect something so math-based like the economy.  And how the (over)reactions of a few can drastically ruin the lives…

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