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The Peachy Belle

MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn A  WONDERFUL author friend of mine has a new release that is to die for! I love Christine’s books, which are light and airy…just like the author. Christine Nolfi hails from the wonderful state South Carolina that is famous for their peaches and Southern Belles. When I was developing her drink […]

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I am super-delighted to have Dana  Taylor as my guest today – I say super delighted because I love her stories and her latest book HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS is my all-time favorite. In this post Dana is sharing the story behind the story…so let yourself believe and just enjoy! Do you believe in angels? Hope for […]

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“Stories are found things, like fossils in the ground . . . part of an undiscovered pre-existing world. The writer’s job is to use the tools in his or her toolbox to get as much of each one out of the ground intact as possible.”   On Writing, by Stephen King THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY […]

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THE BOOK THIEF by Markus Zusak

ABOUT THE STORY… It’s just a small story really, about among other things: a girl, some words, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist-fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. . . . Set during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living […]

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