Book Review: Mariposa by Greg Bear

I finished reading Mariposa by Greg Bear today. It’s not the type of book I normally read but, all in all, I enjoyed it. Mariposa is set in a USA not too distant from our own. The economy is a shambles, with the US on the brink of bankruptcy. The … Continue reading

Letting the Characters Do the Driving– and the Story

Even though I had a to-do list filled with writing, research, sketching and sculpting, I spent most of yesterday reading Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man, a collection of science fiction short stories that I picked up on our trip to Manteo in February. I’d intended to read one story, then … Continue reading

I’m Not Fooling Around Anymore

I can’t believe it’s April already. How did this year get away from me? I’ll tell you how. Inertia. Sir Isaac Newton’s principle that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and a writer surfing the web tends to keep clicking links until she realizes it’s four in … Continue reading

Banned Books Week Recap: A Farewell to Arms

Last week was Banned Books Week, so Chad and I headed to the library to look for something to read that at one point had been challenged or banned in the US. I was a little disappointed that the Winston-Salem Central Library didn’t have a display or any programs for … Continue reading