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:


The Count of Montecristo, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, The Great Gatsby, Pastures of Heaven, Cannery Row, Darkness at Noon, The Winter of Our Discontent, The Old Man and the Sea, The Alexandria Quartet, The Aubrey-Maturin series, the Horatio Hornblower series, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Bel Canto, State of Wonder, Misery, The Splendour Falls, Lonesome Dove, Buffalo Girls, The Big Sleep, Farewell My Lovely, Beautiful Ruins, Ready Player One, Bruno Chief of Police, the Outlander series, the 44 Scotland Street series,  Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, The Chaperone, You Suck, Bite Me, Rebecca, Captain Blood, The Millennium Trilogy, The Sound and the Fury, Water for Elephants, and A Christmas Carol.

Several of my favorite authors aren’t included here. I’ll have to consider why not. Comments?