Prose: What I’ve Been Reading

Believe me, I get that prose–without plot, without characters, without setting and dialogue–isn’t enough. I’ve read enough books and manuscripts where the words flow pretty darned well, but everything underneath those words is thin–right. No scaffolding, no story. But…I am also a sucker for beautiful prose, for the phrase or sentence that just nails it, […]

Friday Five: What’s on My Nightstand

Here’s (in random order) what’s in the to-read pile next to my bed, waiting for me to raise my eyes up from the 1632 series: 1. Andrew Auseon’s Freak Magnet. 2. Mathew Quick’s Sorta Like a Rock Star. 3. Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes. 4. Joshilyn Jackson’s Backseat Saints. 5. Adam Rex’s Fat Vampire. […]