Blog Tour & Review:: Stories From a Lifetime by Hugh Aaron

Join Hugh Aaron, author of the short story collection, Stories From a Lifetime (Stones Point Press), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in June & July 2011 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Stories From a Lifetime Stories From a Lifetime carries readers through a widely diverse series ofContinue reading “Blog Tour & Review:: Stories From a Lifetime by Hugh Aaron”

Book Review:: To Have Not by Frances Lefkowitz

To Have Not by Frances Lefkowitz is a fascinating memoir about an impoverished street-smart kid growing up in 1970’s San Francisco.  As Lefkowitz describes living amongst rats and cockroaches in her substandard housing, she describes poverty in terms that most of us “haves” have never experience; Lefkowitz says that poverty isn’t just a physical state,Continue reading “Book Review:: To Have Not by Frances Lefkowitz”

Book Review:: An Oak Tree Late in Winter by Josh Rosenthal

“I’m an oak tree unsure of what the next season will be like but eager nonetheless.” – From An Oak Tree Late in Winter Josh Rosenthal proves he is not just another singer/songwriter as he scopes the depths of his soul with his debut book, An Oak Tree Late in Winter. Raw and real, theContinue reading “Book Review:: An Oak Tree Late in Winter by Josh Rosenthal”

Book Review:: Picking Dandelions by Sarah Cunningham

“My conversion played out simply, as if I were extending to God a dandelion: the life of a scrawny kid pressed into His hand.”—one of the many quotable sentences from Picking Dandelions I was a little girl who picked dandelions for anyone and everyone.  As I grew older, I was fascinated that God would makeContinue reading “Book Review:: Picking Dandelions by Sarah Cunningham”

The Art of Storytelling

After posting “A Thread of Reality” last night, I felt empowered.  In chatting with a friend about the post, he commented that with transparency comes vulnerability.  And with vulnerability, I thought, comes the chance to be hurt…badly. As I lie awake in my bed, I pondered why I want to tell my story.  What makesContinue reading “The Art of Storytelling”

A Thread of Reality or a Thin Veil of Madness?

I don’t know if you’ve ever found yourself in the place where you have a choice to hold onto a thread of reality or go stark, raving mad.  Suddenly, the thin veil between the two is torn, and you have a choice.  You can feel yourself slowly slipping away, and you know if you don’tContinue reading “A Thread of Reality or a Thin Veil of Madness?”