new book review

Good (early) morning!

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Good morning, Write Edge readers! After a long time, I’m greeting you first thing in the morning. I’m so excited to be doing so, as well as excited about the fact that I have a full week’s worth of content to offer you.

First, our motivational quote of the week. I think it’s encouraging us to consider our perspective. It’s always so easy to allow the negative events of the world get us down. Sometimes, though, we need to focus on the positive — and the possibilities.

“No, I do not weep at the world—I’m too busy sharpening my oyster knife.”—Zora Neale Hurston

Now for this week’s short story. It’s a little scary, to me at least, that the writing prompt I picked has to do with the ocean. So did our motivational quote. Is my subconscious at work overtime in some strange capacity that I don’t know? Here’s an excerpt of this week’s new fiction.

“Ever since the rise of climate change, scientists from all disciplines have been working together to figure out what the hell is going on and how we can fix it. NASA got involved when NOAA asked us to step in, because they kept getting readings on their instruments that just didn’t make any sense with all the knowledge we have about marine life. What we found…”

She shuddered, looked around the bar again, and then grabbed her purse.

“I’m sorry, I need to go home.”

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

On Wednesday I’ll share a new book review with you. This week I’m offering my thoughts on Small Spaces, a new middle grade novel by author Katherine Arden. You’ll find that review in the middle of the week on The Write Edge Bookshelf.

Finally, at the end of the week, a new set of parenting adventures. Come back to read my musings on the summer, my thoughts on becoming the parent of one teen and two middle schoolers, and more. Check it out on Friday on Growth Chart!

Have a wonderful week, readers!



One review instead of two :<

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Hello, Write Edge readers! As you can tell from the blog heading, I’m only going to be posting one review this evening for you. With guests coming in next week, my time is a little more divided than I’d anticipated and I just couldn’t write both reviews in time. But, rest assured, that just means you’ll get to read the review next week, and I still have a review of a brand new book for you this evening. Check out the opening to my post on The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware:

A nanny discovers she got much more than she anticipated in what sounded like the “perfect” job. Between creepy elements in the house and children who won’t listen, the young woman fights her growing anxiety and paranoia until she finds herself in prison. Except she says she’s innocent. Author Ruth Ware offers readers her latest thriller in the mostly successful novel The Turn of the Key.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a fantastic rest of the week, readers!


Book review up!

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Hello, Write Edge readers! I’ve posted my newest book review for you. Here’s the opening to my thoughts on Where the Forest Meets the Stars by Glendy Vanderah (which I read while on vacation):

A PhD student meets a young girl who claims to be an alien. Despite the student’s efforts to send the girl home, the child persists in sticking close to her. As she works through the mystery of where the child came from and what to do about her, the student will discover a spark of magic that still resides in her own heart. Debut author Glendy Vanderah draws readers into the world she’s built in meticulous detail with a touching first novel in Where the Forest Meets the Stars.

Read the full review now on The Write Edge Bookshelf!

Have a great night, readers!