Inspired by the movie Gone with the Wind, I picked up a pencil as soon as I was old enough to write. I composed a play in one act about the love of Seth and Beth. Not deterred by the play’s questionable success, I have been in love with writing ever since. Growing up in a small town outside of New Orleans, Louisiana has fueled a lot of my creative endeavors. I travel often and take advantage of anyplace with a view that inspires me to write. I now resides in Texas, where I co-write with good friend Zoe Tasia under the pen name, Zari Reede. I love to write outdoors by my pool, with my five furry writing muses. Besides my menagerie of tail-wagging pooches, I also have a loving husband, three turtles, two Macaws, and a Quaker parrot to keep me company. Together, they make all of my dreams come true.
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Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
This book was recommended by a friend who absolutely loved it. I loved Eleanor’s quirky character and elusive background. At first, I thought this was women’s fiction leaning toward romance, but really it’s a self discovery book. Though...Read more All blogs