Book Review: A Gentleman in Moscow

Many (now many, many) years ago I went to the Interscholastic Forensics Competition, portraying young Eloise who lived at the Plaza Hotel. I was inevitably inspired by Kay Thompson’s young  heroine, filled with vigor and an adventuresome spirit. Today, perhaps in the want of similar inspiration, I think my readers might really appreciate Amor Towles’ […]

Winter Warriors, by Avis Gray

Here in Grand Lake, Colorado, when the outdoor thermometer nearly shatters at 20 degrees below zero, the winds howl, and lights flicker back to dim candlepower, I become inspired…usually to write a seasonable book. My inspiration, of course, also comes from the floor-to-ceiling shelves overflowing with books all around me in the cozy world of […]