The Writing Life

Review: Mightier Than the Sword- Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing

Mightier Than The Sword: Rebels, Reformers, and Revolutionaries Who Changed the World Through Writing Written by Rochelle Melander and illustrated by Melina Ontiveros Beaming Books ISBN-13 : 978-1506466408 Publication Date: July 27, 2021 Hardcover List Price: 22.99 I’ve been eagerly awaiting my opportunity to share a review of this book for months. My timing is entirely in support… Read more »

IS IT OVER? Happy 2021!

We’re ALL counting on 2021 to be a huge improvement over 2020, right?  Well, to kick off the new year, I’m sharing a  “two-fer” good news. Later this spring (stay tuned for details) a new picture book will hit the stands, written by Sandy Brehl and illustrated by Becky Hirsch. It has absolutely nothing to… Read more »

Voices of Ordinary Heroes of World War II

Voices of Ordinary Heroes:  World War II  History Speaks by Kelly Milner Halls Nonfiction, Target age:  8-12 Rockridge Press, 9781647396428, 122pp. Publication Date: August 6, 2020 Purchase HERE. HISTORY SPEAKS is the tagline for this second book of new titles offered by Rockridge Press. Each presents well-researched and compelling profiles of twenty individuals during the Second… Read more »

2020, Covid19 Syttende Mai: From the Cutting Room Floor

It’s September 17, 2020. Six years ago this was the publication date for my debut novel, ODIN’S PROMISE, in which the holiday plays a pivotal role in the plot. Each year since then I’ve attended a festival or book fair or other event to celebrate Syttende Mai  here in the USA. In Norway, this is… Read more »

ON THE HORIZON: Another Lois Lowry Masterpiece

If you check the ABOUT tab on this website you’ll see that LOIS LOWRY is the  first name in the list of authors whose work I deeply admire and enjoy. I’m not alone in that opinion, but I’d take on all comers in an arm wrestling match for bragging rights that I love her work… Read more »