Premise Crush: 11 Fall Books that Hooked Me at Hello

Premise crush collage

Ahh, there's nothing like a tantalizing book premise, is there? I spent four years after college as a "marketing writer" at a publishing house, where I learned to write "blurbs"--you know, the enticing stuff on the back of the book. Ever since, I've been a fan of good hooks, those premises that … [Read more...]

Back to School Musings from Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, Rob Lowe, and Me

Anne of Ingleside

My sweet friend Heather recently dropped off her firstborn child at Smith College in Massachusetts. She’s a mess, of course, and deeply sentimental about this passage. Even though it’s a grand thing altogether that Sophie was accepted into such a magnificent university, and her future looks … [Read more...]