Blogging Hiatus & February #Wisdom

Hi readers, I have good news and bad news. Oh, you want the bad news first? Sure, I’d like to get it out of the way too. So, bad news: I’m taking a hiatus from blogging. I don’t have a specific endpoint yet, but I think I’ll be posting regularly again in 2-3 months. Why, you ask? I have a few reasons. First, it’s time for a change. Since August 2011, I’ve written over... read more

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A few months ago, I was talking about doing research for my novel, which takes place in the early 1900s, and a friend suggested I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  It’s one of those books that’s been on my to-read list for ages, just by virtue of its status in classic literature, but I had no idea that it was set in the same time period as well as the same metropolitan area that I am currently... read more