Tana French: Master (word) Chef

The Trespasser remains my favorite French entrée. ~ The Page Palate ‘Tis the season for thrills and chills, so it seems only fitting to pay homage to one of my all-time favorite writers: Tana French. While she has written a couple of stand-alone novels most recently, it is her Dublin Murder Squad series I fellContinue reading “Tana French: Master (word) Chef”

A Two-letter Word All Writers Should Use

No. Elegant in its simplicity, the word no is an essential ingredient if one wants to be a writer. Why? A dear friend wisely told me that when we say no to one thing, it allows us to say yes to something else.  And what is that “something else?” Writing. We will never become writersContinue reading “A Two-letter Word All Writers Should Use”

DIY Book Nutrition Labels

Reading is breathing in, and writing is breathing out. ~ Pam Allyn As a former high school English teacher, my respect for the teaching profession runs deep. I know what it’s like to grasp for new, engaging ways to inspire students to, not only enjoy reading, but consider what it is that draws them intoContinue reading “DIY Book Nutrition Labels”