All posts in category Literature

Simmer Starters – June 13, 2015

It’s a day late, but here are my Simmer Starters for the week!  Please do check these out; there are so many good ones this week! Somewhere Over the Rainbow? (RJ Conte) – This is a beautiful, heartfelt post from my dear friend, about suffering and how we can make peace and quiet into an idol […]

Book Review: The Collar and the Cavvarach by Annie Douglass Lima

Bensin, a teenage slave and martial artist, is desperate to see his little sister freed. But only victory in the Krillonian Empire’s most prestigious tournament will allow him to secretly arrange for Ellie’s escape. Dangerous people are closing in on her, however, and Bensin is running out of time. With his one hope fading quickly […]

Simmer Starters – May 8, 2015

I read LOTS of interesting articles this past week!  That tends to happen when I am in a creative low, because I end up reading more non-fiction stuff.  Here are the Simmer Starters… How Christianity Invented Children (Pascal-Immanuel Gobry) – With sometimes shocking examples of how people often treated children in the ancient world, this writer […]

Simmer Starters – April 24, 2015

Simmer Starters for the week! Inventories of War: Soldiers’ Kit from 1066 to 2014 (The Telegraph) – I love this so much: the gradual progression of technology, the tiny keepsakes, the evolving uniforms and styles, and the tiny details like a spoon for meals or a prayer book.  Now I want to create a “spread” of […]

Guest Post: RJ Conte on Romance in Fiction

This week I am enjoying another long awaited joy! My very good friend, RJ Conte, has come to stay at my house with her two little girls (who are about the same age as my oldest two kids).  We met on Facebook through a mutual friend about 6 years ago, and this week was the […]