Well Met

It’s your typical love story, girl meets boy, boy goes on to study in a very competitive field, such as medicine or law, and girl drops out of school to support the boy by working two jobs. Then, boy leaves girl…. Wait a minute! Sorry, let me start over again. Girl (her name is Emily)Continue reading “Well Met”

The Tourist Attraction

Imagine that you were living in a small town where most everyone knows everyone, from the bartender, to the police officer, to the couple running the car rental company. Now imagine that every summer, irresponsible, uber-rich, disrespectful tourists descended on your town in drunk, selfie-snapping droves. Now you know how Graham Barnett, would-be chainsaw artist,Continue reading “The Tourist Attraction”

Sweetest in the Gale : A Marysburg story collection

40-Love was the first time I encountered Olivia Dade’s universe of Marysburg. A (seemingly) small town in New England where the local high school is the location of shenanigans and love stories, especially among the (mostly) professional, and hard-working staff! Sweetest in the Gale: A Marysburg Story Collection is just that, a collection of threeContinue reading “Sweetest in the Gale : A Marysburg story collection”

500 miles from you

Epistolary: (of a literary work) in the form of letters. There are many classic epistolary novels such as The Color Purple (Alice Walker), The perks of being a wallflower (Stephen Chbosky), or Lady Susan (Jane Austen). Of course my favourite epistolary novel was the outstanding The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society by MaryContinue reading “500 miles from you”

A Duke in Shining Armor and Ten Things I Hate About the Duke

When it comes to historical romances I can be very picky. Yes, I love the romance of owning a castle, riding in a phaeton carriage, and dancing in a ball with a handsome lord. However, I really don’t like the idea of not having a real occupation (other than embroidering for a charity), having toContinue reading “A Duke in Shining Armor and Ten Things I Hate About the Duke”

Spoiler Alert

Have you ever loved a television show or movie universe? Loved it so much that you didn’t want the story to end? Loved it so much you bought the collector DVD set? Loved it so much you kept reading about it long after the show stopped airing? Loved it so much you decided to contributeContinue reading “Spoiler Alert”

Forest bathing: how trees can help you find health and happiness

When writing about and sharing scientific information, it can be difficult to strike the right balance between the concrete, and sometimes dry facts related to one’s field of study, and the casual language that will not scare away the general populace towards which your book is dedicated. When you are immersed in a specific discipline,Continue reading “Forest bathing: how trees can help you find health and happiness”