I tried Book Club Mom’s library book selection game! It goes like this: Close your eyes and run your index finger along the book spines on a library shelf. Stop at a random place and pull out the book. Do this three times on different shelves (so you don’t get the same author), then take … Continue reading The Library Book Selection Game
Haha, not the spy/secret-agent kind of agent... Where have I been? It’s been three weeks since my last post! I’ve been busy polishing up a mystery novel I’m querying. I’m excited to say that an experienced and talented agent now has my first three chapters in hand. Fingers crossed and all that! My advice to … Continue reading An Agent?
I'm visiting the fabulous Joan Hall today. Pop over while I talk about the Alaskan wilderness, vampires, and wildfires. I'll close comments here and see ya there! Today's feature image by Louis Magnotti on unsplash.
One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads
For the last quarter of 2022, I endeavored to read a book or story from every author whose blog I follow. At first I thought I'd bitten off more than I can chew, but the holidays gave me extra reading time. I enjoyed the variety of genres and writing styles and found some real gems. … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: My 4th Quarter 2022 Reads
Christmas Starry Sky and Interview
If you look at a starless, black spot in the night sky and take a picture of it through a telescope, you’ll get a black picture. But if you keep taking pictures of that same black spot, moving the telescope just a little each time (because the Earth is rotating, so the stars are moving … Continue reading Christmas Starry Sky and Interview
Review No. 3: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis — JF Kaufmann, Author
Priscilla Bettis’s novella is a fascinating journey into the blackness of totalitarian regime—a literary sublimation and a paradigm that we have seen before, from Romania between 1945 and 1989 and Stalin’s gulags to the crazy, murderous dictatorship of Pol Pot in Cambodia and the constant blasting of tenets from the public speakers on the streets […] … Continue reading Review No. 3: Dog Meat by Priscilla Bettis — JF Kaufmann, Author