On being ravished, or why the Iceland Writers Retreat is simply perfect

And now for the other side of the story, and why it is so likely that I will be going to the IWR again. It's hard to encapsulate this event. To say it was life-changing sounds trite and overblown, but it was so for me. When I went, it was with a mind set of…

Starting a book and pulling them in…

I'm pre-studying various novels as I prep for working on my own. In between research about the time and place, I'm digging through some of my to be read pile - and today I found a real treat. I've opened Half Blood Blues, by Esi Edugyan.  Within the first few pages, I was hooked, totally hooked,…