On Skill – A Review of Bejamin Ludwig’s Ginny Moon

Dear Anita, Can we talk about craft for a minute? Some writers’ work so drips with skill that I almost want to consume it, to rub it all over my body, to make it a permanent part of the being that is me. I think here of Margaret Atwood, Mary Oliver, and most recently of…

On Courage – A Review of Katherine Center’s How to Walk Away

Dear Cassie, Fear is an inevitable thing. Whether we willingly admit it or not, we’re all scared of something. But, sometimes when we meet the right people, we are rewarded with the strength and courage to do exactly what we were afraid of doing. Relationships are one of the hardest things to leave behind, especially when…

On Healing – A Review of Katherine Center’s How to Walk Away

Dear Anita, Not perfect, just better. Not perfect. Just…better. This has been my incessant internal monologue since the big mental crash of my life (now nearly 8 years ago) that lead to a diagnosis first, of panic disorder with agoraphobia, and eventually settled down to a diagnosis of generalized anxiety disorder with strong OCD tendencies….

Young Love: A Review of Jardine Libaire’s White Fur

Dear Cassie, Does the phrase “young, wild and free” mean anything to you? Like many people, I’ve heard it plenty of times, but never stopped to think of what that phrase actually meant to me. Until I read White Fur. Street smart meets book smart. Wealth meets poverty. And the result? A Cinderella love story….