No Place Like Here by Christina June | Book Review 91/2019

No Place Like Here is a Hansel and Gretel type story of a teenage girl whose family troubles leads to her spending the summer working on a camp retreat with her cousin, while her father tries to manage her life from jail and her mother has checked out of her parental responsibilities so she can…

West by Carys Davies | Book Review 81/2019

Cy Bellman has a dream. He’s got wanderlust so at first he convinced his wife Elsie to move from England to the Northeastern United States. But now that Elsie has died, the thirty-five year old is ready to go west in search of the great creatures. Famous explorers have tried and failed to confirm the…

The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon | Book Review 77/2019

Meet Phoebe. The teenager is recovering from a lifetime of devoting herself to piano and realizing that, no matter what her mom says, she will never be great at it. While Phoebe is driving home, there is an accident and her mother is killed. So how does she process the grief? By blaming herself and…

Under Where 11: I do… Or do I?

A few months ago, I started a new novel and shared some of these chapters on this blog. I am finally finishing up this project so I decided to start again at the top and release them to you. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will share the entire draft here on…

I’ll Be Right There

I’ll be Right There is a quiet novel that builds crescendo until it produces a big bang. Overview In its prologue, we are immediately pulled into a complex relationship between friends, out of contact since their college years almost a decade prior but reunited through a connection to their Professor, an old poet named Yoon…

Brothers and Sisters (Part 2)

Below is the conclusion of my latest short story. If you’d like to help fuel the next round of writing/editing, please feel free to click this link to buy me a drink or  purchase  one of my books. And click here to read Brothers and Sisters (Part 1) Over the next few years, Dave and…

Brothers And Sisters (Part 1)

Below is part 1 of my latest short story. If you’d like to help fuel the next round of writing /editing, please feel free to click this link to buy me a drink or  purchase  one of my books. I’ve only just sunk into bed, tired, back aching from a day arranging my house to…

On The Table

I love a good book browse and I am always competing with myself to see how many of the books I have read from a list. In these posts, I challenge myself to read from: Rory Gilmore’s Reading List Man Booker winners Pulitzer Prize winners On a recent bookstore visit, I saw a table laid…

Wednesday Writing 5 30 18

Below is a piece that I wrote some time ago about Fear and which I am planning to include in my upcoming publication about the cycles of life. Copyright (C) 2018 by Karen Wright The above is an excerpt from an ongoing creative writing project which will probably be heavily edited in the future. Please…

Tuesday Thoughts 5 29 18

“I know you think the wood is the most important part. But it’s not. What makes the furniture is the joints. The joints hold the wood together. It won’t matter what kind of wood you start with. If the joints are bad, the furniture won’t last. That’s why we spend so much time on the…

Thursday Tales

Below is an excerpt of a story I am working on for my upcoming short story collection. Is this one you’d like to continue reading? comment below what you like (or don’t) about the story. Thanks: An accident had left Mary’s father crippled and bedridden even before she was born. The disability meant that he…

Wednesday Writing

Below is an excerpt of a story I am working on for my upcoming short story collection. Is this one you’d like to continue reading? comment below what you like (or don’t) about the story. Thanks: I remember the fresh coffee smell that turned the corner and came to meet me as I made my…