“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder
I recently finished two Michigan-based true crime novels, Isadore’s Secret and When Evil Came to Good Hart, both by Michigan writer Mardi Link. It is not my intention to review either book at this time; however, I can say this. Both are captivating reads. Both are stories that stay with you long after you’ve read the last sentence. What more can a reader ask for in a true crime book? Not much.
Her books got me thinking and I decided to see if the author has a website and/or blog. Fortunately, she has both. Unfortunately, there are no more novels to read, yet. Her blog is wonderful. I highly recommend with the blog post below. She gets right to the point, and I tend to agree with her.
Do yourself a favor and check out the blog and website above. Jennifer Malone-Wright will be debuting her first book soon! Exciting stuff! She has a lot to say. Don’t be surprised to see more from her around here.
I am looking forward to reading her book, “The Birth of Jaiden.” I hope to have a review up in the future.
I can’t get enough of this blog! Every time I visit I find something else intriguing to share with all of you. At some point I hope to be featured in the Friday Speak Out! feature. The particular post included above nicely describes the dynamic between roles of reader and writer. We are what we read.
Reading Like A Writer by Francine Prose is one of the most important books I could have ever read as an aspiring writer. After reading the book, I realized that there is inspiration lurking everywhere. There is so much to learn from reading a favorite book closely, carefully dissecting each sentence.
What I love most about the book is Prose’s enthusiasm when discussing her passion for reading and writing. I’ve never heard it put in such a way, but I could relate. It is precisely why I love both so much.
Reading Like A Writer is a must for any writer’s library. It is worth purchasing simply for her suggested reading list! Actually, it is much more complex than that. She explains her favorite passages in certain works and explains why they work. I can’t recommend it enough if one is passionate for reading, writing, or both.