What the Hell is a Christmas Story, Anyway?

When I was invited to write a story for the anthology that eventually became Tangled Lights and Silent Nights, it was May. I responded, “Sure I can do that.” I actually had no idea of what to write, nor what made a Christmas story different from a regular story, but...

Review of Love and Ruin by Paula McLain

Love and Ruin, by Paula McLain, tells the story of the few years in Martha Gellhorn’s long life when she met Ernest Hemingway, fell in love with him, and was briefly married to him. McLain wrote about Hemingway’s first wife in her previous novel, The Paris Wife....

Review of Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

You’re going to want to read Rainbirds. Here are some reasons why: First, it takes place in Japan, so you’ll get an idea of what it’s like to live there. Second, it’s a murder mystery that is different from any murder mystery you’ve...

Review of Wrapped in the Stars by Elena Mikalsen

Reading this book reminded me of sitting before a fire wrapped in a robe, drinking a glass of wine and eating popcorn. It was easy and sweet. If you like romance, coincidences, travel, and robins–you will like this book. Maya had been a resident in a hospital in...