Ten Ways to Be Kind

Are you kind? On the surface, many of us will say, “Yes, of course I am.” But what does kindness look like? Well, it doesn’t look like a majority of the exchanges on social media. Or most news reports. It doesn’t look like road rage. Or insulting others. It doesn’t look like putting yourself before … More Ten Ways to Be Kind

Queen Bee

For anyone who has ever lived under a domineering mother’s keen eye or in the shade of a sister’s perfect life, have I got a story for you. Dorothea Benton Frank, the Queen of Women’s Fiction set in South Carolina’s Lowcountry, is back with a new book, QUEEN BEE. It’s delicious. Mostly. There are no … More Queen Bee

The Background Check

In another month, parents will be packing their sons and daughters off to college. For some, it will be a new experience. My youngest, a sophomore, is transferring from a small university in urban Chicago to a bigger university in the suburban Midwest. (Reasons for this detailed in the earlier blog post, THE DICK HOUSE.) … More The Background Check

The Broken Girls

During a recent trip to Barnes & Noble, I hit the Buy Two & Get A Third Book Free table of recent releases. THE BROKEN GIRLS piqued my curiosity. I mean, who doesn’t love a good ghost story and murder mystery in one? It certainly checked a lot of boxes for this reader: History Mystery … More The Broken Girls