The Best Books I Read in 2017

My 2017 Reading Summary Books read: 80 Five-star ratings: 10 Four-star ratings: 40 Three-star ratings: 19 Two-star, One-star, and not rated: 11 Fiction: 60 Non-fiction: 20 My Rating System I follow the Goodreads.com guidelines. A three-star rating means I liked Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2017

How I Spent about One Hour Per Day in 2017

All authors should be readers. Any author who aspires to excel at writing should be an avid reader. I don’t know if there is a definition of “avid reader,” but I consider myself to be one. I just received this Continue reading How I Spent about One Hour Per Day in 2017

Humbling Praise at Thanksgiving Time

Re-posted from chrisnorbury.com

A Book Club Discussion with a Twist

*cross-posted from chrisnorbury.com * http://chrisnorbury.com/2017/08/01/book-club-discussion-twist/

Book Clubs and Authors

Book Clubs–a New Experience I had the great pleasure of meeting with and speaking with my first book club the other day and it was fantastic. A friend invited me and I agreed to come and talk and answer questions Continue reading Book Clubs and Authors

Reviews, Re-Boots, Reaching New Readers

The Importance of Reviews for Today’s Authors Back in the days before the Internet, eBooks, and burgeoning social media, book reviews weren’t terribly important in the marketing scheme for most authors. The supply of books was relatively small, most authors Continue reading Reviews, Re-Boots, Reaching New Readers

The Best Books I Read in 2016

THE FINALISTS Dark Places  by Gillian Flynn Gillian Flynn is a seriously talented writer, if only for the fact she can write totally unlikable protagonists and still compel you to finish the book. I applaud her decision to feature atypical Continue reading The Best Books I Read in 2016

My Favorite Book of 2015

(for my wife, a huge Paul Newman fan) One of my jobs as a writer is to read. A lot. I’ve set a goal in the past few years of reading at least one book per week (audio books count) Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2015