In honor of my B-day being seven days away, I’ve chosen seven works of fiction that shape the way I approach my writing. Characters sharp as a crease. Sandford’ s character development is a writing clinic in Storm Prey. He weaves an intricate web and manages to juggle a huge cast and still have each character stand out. I remember them all—and I struggle to … Continue reading TOP 7 BOOKS THAT INFLUENCE MY WRITING

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UNspeakable THINGS By Jess Lourey Lourey’s taut family drama and murder mystery is a slow burn that raises your hackles from the outset and keeps you on edge until the end. Cassie McDowell is living the American dream with her parents, school teacher mom, artist dad, and teen big sister, in 1980s Minnesota. But from the outset, we see the cracks in her parents’ carefully … Continue reading bOok ReviEwS