books i read in 2015

here they are. i’m missing a few because i forgot to write them down. Anatomy of a Girl Gang by Ashley Little (fiction) Missing Men by Joyce Johnson (CNF) Minor Characters by Joyce Johnson (CNF) Journey Prize Anthology #26 (2014)(short stories) Novelists by CP Boyko (short stories) (half-read) The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry (fiction) … Read more

one word, one sentence, one paragraph

in this world of striving for who-knows-what that is known as writing long, i’m reminded of the importance of one. one word, one sentence, one paragraph. one at a time. slowly, an emotional line is drawn and it pulls the reader through. thanks to Alison Pick for reminding me. she read a piece a couple … Read more

top 10 scary books

The Shining by Stephen King Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin* Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Lord of the Flies by William Golding Out by Natsuo Kirino Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad The Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on Residential Schools by The Canadian Government The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafta Wise Blood by Flannery O’Connor … Read more


time for a list. top 10 books that carry weight in my adult(ish) mind. a list on this particular day, for no particular reason, in no particular order: OFFSHORE by Penelope Fitzgerald TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald BEAUTIFUL RUINS by Jess Walter AS I LAY DYING by William Faulkner WIDE SARGASSO SEA … Read more