Summer Reading Wish List

Ahhh...summer. Could not be happier about the arrival of warm weather, children home, and the opportunity for some much needed reading. In the last couple of months, I have not read much. Oh, I've read some online articles, the newspaper (some), and a few magazines in doctor/dentist/orthodontist offices but no actual books. No novels. No nonfiction. …

Is Reading in Your Genre Good or Bad for You?

An agent once asked me what kind of books I read. Slightly unsure what he was looking for, I hesitated a moment, then told him the truth. I like many genres, fiction and non-fiction. Then I rattled off a few titles I had finished recently including THE SNOWMAN by Joe Nesbo, LIFE by Keith Richards, …

Can Writers be Genre Stereotyped?

I recently read the book, ONE SUMMER, by David Baldacci. Now, there are many reasons to admire and like Mr. Baldacci. Of course, he is a first class thriller writer and I have enjoyed his work since the stunning book, ABSOLUTE POWER.   I also liked the CAMEL CLUB series and the Sean King/Michelle Maxwell books. …