The Portable Dorothy Parker

I have wanted to meet Mrs. Parker since the very first time I was introduced to her work. A friend of mine was reading the Portable Dorothy Parker for a book club and said she thought I might enjoy it. As evidence she had me read Resumé. Resumé Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids… Continue reading The Portable Dorothy Parker


A visit to the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Washington

Thirty years ago, on my 12th birthday, my mother bought me two of her childhood favorite books, beautifully bound in red leather. They were two of the finest looking books I have ever owned. The first was What Katy Did, which I am a little ashamed to admit that I never read; I never even… Continue reading A visit to the Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibit at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in Seattle, Washington

Celebrating Shakespeare

April 23rd 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of a man whose very name has become synonymous the world over with eloquence and culture, William Shakespeare. Consequently, the entire world is celebrating with countless Shakespearean themed events, lectures, and exhibitions. Like the Bard’s works, these celebrations vary widely in their range and appeal,… Continue reading Celebrating Shakespeare

An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Sometimes writing can be the easiest thing in the world. You sit down and the words just come to you, almost as if you are transcribing a dictation from someone or somewhere else. This is not one of those times. In fact it isn’t even close. But at least according to Neil Gaiman, “This is… Continue reading An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Holly Black Interview and Book Signing

Ever since I was a young child I have adored folklore, faerie stories, myths and legends. To be perfectly honest they are my most favorite types of stories to read as well as to collect. I have them from all over the world; from places I have traveled to (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico,… Continue reading Holly Black Interview and Book Signing