50 in 2014: Revival by Stephen King

I checked this book out from the public library. Huh, I don’t really know what to say about this book. I know I was excited about it. After reading Mr. Mercedes earlier this year, I was pumped up for more Stephen King. I read a review that said this was really scary. I kept waiting…

Guest Lana Cooper: Can Fiction Really Tell It Like It Is?: What Inspired Me to Write “Bad Taste In Men”

There’s a common ground writers and readers share — the operative word in this case being “share.” Both love sharing a good story and losing (and finding) themselves in something that seems larger, or at least a little more exciting, than everyday life. The act of telling a story and listening to a story is…

The World Is Hard, We Need To Be Nice

For weeks it seems like the news has been bad, bad, bad. War, famine, plagues. The news is filled with death and destruction and the loss of things that we love, care about, or need. Instead of bringing us together and making people nicer, it seems to be making some people meaner than ever. Seriously?! If…