My mother made a pact with me when I was three: If I didn’t beg for a treat when we went marketing, she would buy me a book. So as she marketed, I perused the children’s books, bringing home Mr. Wishing Went Fishing; Bobby and His Airplanes; The Pokey Little Puppy; The Saggy Baggy Elephant; From Timbuktu to Kalamazoo; The Little Red Caboose; Fuzzy Dan, etc. My parents and siblings read those books to me. My classmates and I learned to read in first grade by way of “Dick & Jane” books. (more…)

Some of My Favorite Books

V-gap,IrelandThis blog will be the place where I discuss the creative process. It’s also a place where I’ll occasionally solicit advice from my readers. However, as the love of reading inspired me to spend my life writing, I’ll also blog about reading in general, books I’ve read and books I’m currently reading. I’m hoping that you, dear reader, will participate with your comments. Let’s start off with a few of my favorite books, just off the top of my head and in no particular order: (more…)