Worlds Both Ancient and Magical: Books that influenced the writing of FROM UNSEEN FIRE

Monday, October 2, 2017

Reading is a crucial part of a writer’s job, so this week, we’re discussing books that influenced us. I’m choosing to interpret that as “books that influenced your upcoming publication”, because if it was just books in general, I’d be here forever. Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series: If you ever want to spend seven thousand pages immersed in the late Roman Republic (and seriously, who wouldn’t?), go swimming in…


A Few Books I Wish I’d Written

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Like the other debs, I’m having a hard time narrowing down my book loves to a single post. But I like this game of “Wish I’d Written” because it isn’t quite the same as picking favorites. It’s more like choosing some of the superpowers I want as a writer. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard A series of musings on nature and life’s big questions. I read it in…


Books I Love: A Brief Meltdown

Monday, February 3, 2014

This week we talk about our book loves, about the books we wish we’d written. Uh, all of them? Also, the one I’m still writing? OK, I’ll play the game. Wait, this is a trick. You’re just trying to get me to say what my favorite books are, which is an impossible question. Impossible. Fine. This is a very finely edited list, which will balloon out at the end when…