Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Origin Story

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Origin Story:  I am the sum of so many things and it is at once easy and difficult to place labels on myself. I’ll begin in the most obvious ways: I’m a daughter to an academic; my dad is a mathematician and was immersed in the world of biostatistics and multi-variant statistical analysis for more than a half-century before retiring this year. I saw how much he loves math —…

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Kimmery’s Must-Read Books of 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

  Leonardo da Vinci (biography) by Walter Isaacson: A masterpiece befitting its remarkable subject, this epic tome about one of history’s most fascinating human beings is not a quick read. Nor is it a light one: aside from medical textbooks and coffee table art books, it’s the heaviest book I own. I nearly fell over when I first picked it up. But I’ve long been consumed with curiosity about da Vinci,…

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Part One in a 317-Part Series…

Thursday, October 5, 2017

    This week we’re talking about books that influenced us—as writers, of course—but I was a reader long before I had the idea that I could write a book of my own. Here is a list of must-read books on my shelf, many of them I’ve read over and over again.   I read a lot. A LOT. Probably a couple hundred books a year. Reading takes up about…

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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…

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Summer Days, Reading Away….

Thursday, July 2, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is share book recommendations! In fact, when we decided that this week would be summer reading recs, I was super-excited. But when I sat down to write the post, I froze. How do I even begin to narrow down this list? THERE ARE SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS TO READ. But here are a few of my recent favorites. (And note, I’m not including THE…

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