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Summer Reads

June 5, 2017


















A couple from my bookshelf, a few from favorite authors, and several deemed as research. My summer should be spent editing, but I have a feeling it will be spent reading. What are you taking with you to the beach?



October 18, 2016



Horror is not my favorite genre. I attribute this to my already over-active imagination. I hear footsteps outside my window and double take strangers in shadow.  Every October as lacy trees dance in silhouette against the large & low harvest moon, mischief calls me to the dark recesses of my bookshelf. I dust off a title outside of my comfort zone and feel my inner spirit howl.

Here are a few of my favorite creepy reads. One I read in a hotel room for full-sensory immersion, another after visiting the History of Medicine Museum in Paris, Boris & Bella is my children’s favorite, and the rest have found their way to me over the years.

Enjoy & happy haunting.


Summer Reading

June 1, 2016


What’s on your list? Every June I fill my bookshelf with an arsenal of material to pass the lazy summer days. This is my 2016 line-up. It starts with my current read, adds in a few new releases, a beloved classic to be reread {yet again}, and finally, one for the bucket list. Welcome summer.



February 14, 2016

I read to my children before their necks were strong enough to support their growing brains. I’ve come to realize this was as much for me as it was for them.  Since, dare I admit, I love a great story – genre, subject or target audience aside. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I give you a gift. Young, old – this one is for everyone who has ever loved.


The Last Bookstore

January 15, 2016

The Last Bookstore is California’s largest new & used bookstore. The massive urban space also happens to be one of the largest indie bookstores in the world. I like to think of it as Powell’s LA cousin ­– edgy with a dusting of grit. You could loose a day or a small child amid it’s twists, turns and rainbow shelved stacks.