Book Reviews

I Eat Books

I eat books. For breakfast, along with my cereal, fruit, and milk, I eat the bread of life found in the scriptures. For lunch, along with a peanut butter and jam sandwich, I’ll add a chapter or so of Harry Potter, or perhaps a chunk of the Dead Sea Scrolls (in English). Afternoons, I need… Continue reading I Eat Books

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Personal updates

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to my foster father, Gardiner Smith. Gardiner and Fay were a young couple with two small children when they felt inspired to move to a village in central Alberta, where he began to teach science at the local school.  One day the teachers had a staff meeting, and a social worker told… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Book Reviews

Tea with the Black Dragon

Book Review:  Tea With The Black Dragon, by R.A. MacAvoy:  Martha Macnamara flies out to San Francisco to meet her estranged daughter, Liz, who is in some kind of trouble.  When Liz doesn’t show up for their meeting, Martha is left not knowing where to turn.  Then the bartender in the luxurious hotel where she… Continue reading Tea with the Black Dragon

News, On Writing

A Study in Mystery

For six weeks, my husband and I have been taking a writing class.  A Study in Mystery, taught by the entertaining and highly knowledgeable Johnny Worthen, has taken us from the history of the mystery genre to inventing our characters, to outlining scenes and figuring out where to put the clues, and on to actually… Continue reading A Study in Mystery