Friday Book Review – Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark

In Marcia Clark’s first attempt at fiction, she has produced a well-crafted legal mystery set in the Los Angeles district attorney’s office, a setting Ms. Clark knows well. Protagonist Rachel Knight must deal with her assigned cases as a member of the DA’s Special Trials Unit, which handles high profile cases, as well as theContinue reading “Friday Book Review – Guilt by Association by Marcia Clark”

The Overwhelming Challenge of Finding a Satisfying Book to Read

All of us who read know the glorious feeling of being lost in a good book. “Lost” probably isn’t the right word, because although we may be lost to the physical world around us, we are very much present in the world an author has created. But how do you find those books? I findContinue reading “The Overwhelming Challenge of Finding a Satisfying Book to Read”

Friday Book Review

Review of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline       James Halliday, the genius who created OASIS, the virtual reality that occupies the lives of most people in the dreary world of 2044, has just died. He left his fortune to whoever can follow his clues through his virtual world and find “the egg.”Continue reading “Friday Book Review”

The Afghan Women’s Writing Project

As a writer, I love to encourage other people to write. I believe that everyone can and should express themselves in writing, even if they are never formally published. Everyone has a voice, and that voice deserves to be heard. In some ways, the voices that most deserve to be heard are those of peopleContinue reading “The Afghan Women’s Writing Project”

A Best Book of 2011

One of the best mystery novels I read this year. This reviews appeared in Suspense Magazine. If Thy Right Hand by Robin Lamont      Ilene Hart is the Chief of Special Prosecutions in the DA’s office, specializing in the prosecution of pedophiles. When a teenage boy she has recently prosecuted is found shot toContinue reading “A Best Book of 2011”

A Beautiful Sight — A Child Reading a Book

As a teacher and a life-long reader, I have come up with ten ways to encourage your child to enjoy reading. Even if you are not a habitual reader yourself — Are you saying you don’t have time? — these are simple ways to instill the habit of reading in your child. She will doContinue reading “A Beautiful Sight — A Child Reading a Book”