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Reviewing AJ Walkley’s Novel “Vuto”

Reviewing AJ Walkley’s Novel “Vuto”

When Women Writers, Women Books contributor AJ Walkley asked if I would be interested in reviewing her novel Vuto, I jumped at the opportunity. After working with her on a guest post, I had already gained an interest in the novel – and this interest was well warranted. In short chapters that alternate between the point of view of […]

September 10, 2013 | By | Reply More
Book Review: Poet Diana Raab’s Listening to Africa

Book Review: Poet Diana Raab’s Listening to Africa

Each poet’s voice is as unique as they are, and poems within a collection are varied too, like a region’s weather, with trends and ranges, but ultimately, hopefully, both predictable and unpredictable. Diana M. Raab’s fourth collection of poetry was rich in variety of styles, common threads, and the unpredicted. Listening to Africa emerged during […]

May 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Book Review: Lisa Bloom’s Swagger

Book Review: Lisa Bloom’s Swagger

If you’re interested in a hard-hitting, information-packed, passionate examination of how our American culture is impacting boys in the beginning of this 21st century, Swagger will shake you up. The facts aren’t new. But like an award-winning documentary producer, Author Lisa Bloom focuses in on the important ones, and gives them context and conclusions. The […]

May 17, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
Claiming a Space in the World – Diane Simmons’ Short Stories

Claiming a Space in the World – Diane Simmons’ Short Stories

Chick lit covers wearing on you? Glossy images of impossibly long legs and microscopic pink dresses? If the shopping mall and the salon are too confining, enjoy kicking a little fictional butt. Little America Diane Simmons 115 pp. trade paperback The Ohio State University Press, 2011 In Little America, which won The Ohio State University […]

January 20, 2012 | By | 6 Replies More
Reclaiming the Right to Write – “One Year To A Writing Life” by Susan Tiberghien

Reclaiming the Right to Write – “One Year To A Writing Life” by Susan Tiberghien

This review of Susan Tiberghien´s book was published in Bookarazzi when it first came out in 2007. Susan is the woman who showed me that I had the right to write. Now that I´m no longer able to participate in her workshops in Genveva, I am happy to have her book which I consult regulary for […]

July 24, 2011 | By | 5 Replies More
Housekeeping for the Soul by Sandra Carrington-Smith

Housekeeping for the Soul by Sandra Carrington-Smith

Housekeeping used to be a virtue. For the modern woman torn by the demands of full time work and a family, or fully occupied with home schooling her family of children, and perhaps the neighbor’s children too, housekeeping is no longer the art and science that it used to be. But most of us are […]