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What’s In the Box?

What’s In the Box?

When I was in grad school, one of my seminars spent an entire class on what I like to call the question of “The Box.” We aspiring Historians (unknowingly in-training to become jaded Academics) were presented with the following challenge: If you found a box of...

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Plot or Not?

Plot or Not?

Plot seems like an easy thing to identify. We follow plots in the novels we read, the movies we watch, the TV series we binge. But when it comes to writing memoir and narrative nonfiction, plot can be a little harder to find. This handy quiz will help you find your...

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Akumal Book Reviews 2021

Akumal Book Reviews 2021

Akumal, Quintana Roo is a very special place for my husband and me. We take a week and do nothing but sit on this beach and read books. When it gets too hot, we walk out into Half Moon Bay and snorkel with turtles, rays, octopuses, and all the multicolored fish that...

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