November 10, 2012

Interview: Jean Kwok

Jean Kwok talks about the need to be separate from personal experiences when shaping memory into fiction.
November 3, 2012

Girl in Translation

Book review and analysis of writing technique. Girl in Translation captured me from the start. You feel as though you’re reading a diary, an account of true events and not a work of fiction.
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.