Monthly Archives: June 2018

Review of Where the Fire Falls

In Karen Barnett’s Where the Fire Falls, a Vintage National Parks Novel, artist Olivia Rutherford must make money if she and her dependent sisters, are to stay afloat. Desperate, Olivia takes a job painting landscapes in Yosemite National Park, a … Continue reading

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Review of In the Garden of Beasts

  In Erik Larson’s, In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin, American Ambassador to Germany, William E. Dodd, assumes his post on the eve of World War II. He and his family have … Continue reading

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Review of The Innocent

  In David Baldacci’s The Innocent, Will Robie, a professional killer, is hired by the government to keep U.S. citizens safe. His problems begin when he has qualms about his targets. Add to that a fourteen year old who has … Continue reading

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George Orwell’s 6 Questions And 6 Rules For Writing

The acclaimed English writer George Orwell is the author of the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four and the allegorical novella Animal Farm. Together, these books have sold more copies than any two books by any other 20th-century author. Here are his six questions for writers … Continue reading

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Supreme Court vacates lower court’s verdict against florist By Denny Burk

    Good news about Washington florist Barronelle Stutzman, who was sued by the Attorney General of Washington State for refusing to create floral arrangements for a same-sex wedding. Here’s the report from the Alliance Defending Freedom: The U.S. Supreme … Continue reading

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One-Star Reviews of Classic Novels

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reading Amazon or Goodreads pages for classic novels, you know that the best part is the pile of angry, incoherent, and/or contradictory one-star reviews. If you don’t want to spend your time trawling … Continue reading

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7 Mistakes That Make Every Writer Look Unprofessional By DiAnn Mills

  Every writer wants to be viewed as professional, intelligent, and bestselling. These goals are honorable, worthy, and attainable. But when a writer consistently makes mistakes that label him/her unprofessional, credibility takes a nose dive as well. Examine the following … Continue reading

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