Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery Who knew octopuses (yes, that’s the correct pluralization) have personalities? The author of Soul of an Octopus is a well-known naturalist who shows they do. She also seems to have fallen in love with several of them. The book gives the reader a new and interesting perspective … Continue reading Book Review – The Soul of an Octopus
Research for my next book. Any medical professionals out there? One of my characters goes in for a surgical procedure and the doctor comes to the waiting room to talk to the family. What is he wearing? Would he have blood on his shirt? Booties on his shoes? A lab coat? Thanks for your … Continue reading Research for Novel – What do Surgeons Wear?
Hemingway still instructs us to write better. Good article.
I'll never be half the writer Ernest Hemingway was. Ninety percent of us would have to admit that. Yet, when I visited Key West in early May, I made a bee line for his estate to learn some of his secrets to writing. The house has been turned into a museum offering tours and well … Continue reading Inspiration to Write – Where does it come from?
Ernest Hemingway was a fascinating man and troubled soul. He was man’s man, but a weak, needy, and unlikable person. He was self-absorbed and quick to anger, but fun-loving and desperate for love. He suffered from low self-esteem and alcoholism, but wrote vivid, earthy stories destined to become classics. All this per Paula McLain's research … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain