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Book review now up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow. Here’s the opening to my review:

When her only parent dies without warning, a teen finds herself at the mercy of the foster care system. She’ll have to learn how to navigate new relationships and come up with a new definition of normal. Author Kathleen Glasgow brings her own personal experiences to aching reality in the wrenching but somewhat incomplete novel How to Make Friends with the Dark.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a fantastic day, readers!

E.R.G.

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Book review now up!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my latest book review for you. Today I share my thoughts on the World War II novel The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer. Here’s the opening to my review:

A young woman grapples with the reality of a war-torn country. Another young woman, decades later, receives a request that seems impossible to fulfill. Both women struggle with truths they can’t voice. Author Kelly Rimmer gives readers a relatable story with mostly endearing characters in her latest book, The Things We Cannot Say.

Check out the whole review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a fantastic day, readers!

E.R.G.

April with a bang!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve begun the second week of April with a bang. Last week I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Writers’ Institute. I learned a lot, met many wonderful writers, interacted with amazing instructors, registered for a six-month mentoring program for my novel (!!!), and won second place in the contest held by the conference organizers for the best first pages of a story.

Needless to say, I’m smiling a lot these days.

The contest win belongs, in part, to all of you, my wonderful readers. Through your kindness and willingness to read the blog, I’ve been able to get better at my craft. I hope to continue to do you proud.

And now, on to our regularly-scheduled program. :>

For those of you pursuing life passions and big goals, I have a great quote for you to spur you on this week.

“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”—Linus Pauling, American chemist and peace activist

My life passion, of course, is writing. Here’s an excerpt of this week’s new short fiction.

The absence of lamplight and a glow from the moon made the building take on subtle shadows. She squinted for a moment and cocked her head, thinking. Could she really do this? Could she leave the most precious part of her here on the doorstep?

Read the whole story now on The Write Edge Writing Workshop!

In the middle of the week, I’ll share a new book review with you. This Wednesday it’s another World War II story with a slight twist. Find out what I thought of The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

Finally, on Friday, we go back to parenting adventures. Wonder what the girls and I have been up to these last few weeks? Come find out at the end of the week on Growth Chart!

Thanks again for all the love and support, readers. Here’s to more writing successes that I can share with all of you! Enjoy the lovely weather this week. :>

E.R.G.