February Book Club: The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto by Mike Matheny

  A new month means a new book club selection! Our first book for February is The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager’s Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life (Crown Archetype) by Mike Matheny. When neighborhood friends begged him to coach their kids’ baseball team, pro-catcher Matheny made the parents promise to not get involved in the game. […]

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What’s On Your Nightstand: Antonia Murphy

Antonia Murphy

The currently view outside my office is snow covered sidewalks and cars so I’m looking forward to escaping the cold with Antonia Murphy’s memoir Dirty Chick:Adventures of an Unlikely Farmer. Why? Because she lives in New Zealand, where it’s currently summer (and probably gorgeous). Today Antonia shares her recent reads and the books sitting on her warm, […]

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8 Droolworthy Novels For Foodies

8 Droolworthy Novels For Foodies via From Left to Write

I love all things food. I love the process of it all: grocery shopping, cooking, and eating. I especially love reading novels about food and cooking because give me plenty of recipe inspiration. Not to mention they make me wish for a comforting bowl of beef stew or a nice glass of red wine. Warning: make sure you […]

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Book Club Discussion: If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie

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It’s book club discussion time for our first pick of 2015: If I Fall, If I Die by Michael Christie (Hogarth). In the novel Will is a young boy who lives in two worlds: Outside and Inside. Due to his mother’s severe agoraphobia, he’s lived Inside for most of his life. So what happens when breaks the […]

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Review: Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm

An immensely satisfying novel filled with stolen art, love, lies, and changing identities. I was sure what to expect when I picked up Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm. I was promised intrigue, lies, and an unreliable narrator. Thanks to the popularity of Gone Girl, unreliable narrators have popped up in too many books. However, Unbecoming draws you in from the very […]

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Writing Advice From Best Selling Authors

writing advice from bestselling authors

  Have you ever read an amazing first line or mouthwatering description and thought, “Wow. I wish I could write like that.”? It’s not just me, right? Now you can write like those best selling authors. Well, sort of. Take a look at Biographile for their newest series Write Start, where Andy Weir,  Brad Taylor, Tess Gerritsen, […]

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