Book Recommendation: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Archaeology, mystery, and an ancient Egyptian mummy come together in this Victorian-era novel. Meet the indomitable Amelia Peabody in Crocodile on the Sandbank which was written by Elizabeth Peters and published by Grand Central Publishing in 1975. Mystery fans will enjoy the headstrong characters and the exploration of ancient Egyptian artifacts in this story. Summary … Continue reading Book Recommendation: Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters

Insomnia, Chocolate, and Other Fun Facts About Authors and Their Books

Behind every great story is another great story. However, these stories about the authors, how their books were initially received, and other interesting literary tidbits are not often known, so today I am going to share some of these fun facts about well-known authors and their books. Robert Louis Stevenson’s wife burned his first draft … Continue reading Insomnia, Chocolate, and Other Fun Facts About Authors and Their Books

Book Recommendation—Why I Don’t Hide My Freckles Anymore: Perspectives on True Beauty

Though I love fiction books with excellent characters and stories, this month I’ve decided to recommend a nonfiction book that is very important to me. In days of commercialized beauty where you have to makeup yourself, stay slim, flatten your curls, etc. the book Why I Don’t Hide My Freckles Anymore shows us a different … Continue reading Book Recommendation—Why I Don’t Hide My Freckles Anymore: Perspectives on True Beauty

More Books Writers Should Read—4. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Lisa Cron’s Wired for Story is a unique writing guide that utilizes brain science to show what readers want out of a story. Cron uses various psychological aspects to explain how to craft characters, plots, and conflicts in a way that will allow your readers to enjoy your story and want to keep reading it. … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—4. Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

More Books Writers Should Read—3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic isn’t specifically a writing guide, but creativity is an essential part of writing, so I decided to include this book on my list. Elizabeth Gilbert shows us that creativity isn’t something to dread or an implement of suffering, but rather creativity should be embraced as something divine, fun, and magical. Through courage, enchantment, … Continue reading More Books Writers Should Read—3. Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert