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…


Five Female Authors to Read and Love

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week on the Deb Ball, we’re celebrating books we love, books we dogear and reread and recommend, books we wish we wrote. And you know me, I thought I’d put a spin on it. Because there’s so much more to the writing life than just the final product. So here are five women whose craft I covet, but whose literary life I also admire unfailingly. And this list is…