October 27, 2012

Interview: Katherine Govier

Katherine Govier, author of The Ghost Brush, talks about shoes, courtesan slang, historical research and the writer's life.
October 22, 2012

The Ghost Brush

Book review and analysis of writing technique. The Ghost Brush is firmly on my list of Top 10 books. The writing is masterful and immersive, the characters are memorable, and the premise intriguing
October 13, 2012

Interview: Sue Harrison

One of the things that struck me about Sue's novels set in prehistoric Alaska was the voice. Here she explains how she achieved it. Intimidating, but fascinating!
October 6, 2012

My Sister the Moon

Book review and analysis of writing technique. I never thought I'd enjoy a novel set in pre-historic Alaska; this book is proof positive that good storytelling succeeds in any setting.
September 29, 2012

Interview: Barbara Kyle

Author Barbara Kyle talks about upcoming books, the craft of writing and her busy life. Just hearing about her schedule makes me feel like a sedentary writing wimp.
September 21, 2012

The Queen’s Gamble

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Fast-paced and filled with details that readers of historical novels crave, The Queen’s Gamble is set in the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign, when even her supporters doubt the young queen will survive to rule a second year.