On Books

It’s been a minute since I last blogged! I’ve been busy writing not one, but two new books – the third book in the Revolution trilogy, and a new, unrelated manuscript.

I’ve been asked what books I read, when I’m not writing. I’m a huge bookworm – chances are, if I’m not hiking or writing, you’ll find me curled up with my iPad (have both the Nook and Kindle apps!) and a cup of hot tea. If you’re waiting for the next book in the Revolution series, here’s what I recommend reading in the meantime:

1. the October Daye series. A modern-day faery tale… of a sort. Set in San Francisco, CA and the Summerlands, October Day – “Toby” – is a private detective/knight errant half-fae, half-human who must solve crimes others won’t touch. Written by Seanan McGuire.

2. The Mercy Thompson/Alpha and Omega series. Werewolves? Check. Coyote shapeshifter? Check. A good dose of Native American and Celtic lore? Check. Written by Patricia Briggs.

3. Codex Alera/Dresden Files. Codex Alera is set on another world, modeled after the ancient Roman Empire. Everyone there has a bonded Fury, and can do magical and miraculous things… except Tavi. The book series follows his adventures. Dresden Files is set in Chicago, and follows the investigations of private detective/wizard Harry Dresden. Written by Jim Butcher.

4. The sci-fi work of Lawrence M. Schoen and Brian Thorne… most recently published in “Expanded Universe”. It’s a collection of short stories, all with a unique twist…

Want poetry? I love Yeats, Nikita Gill, and Brittany Morgan. Graphic novels? Check out Maus or Persepolis.

I want to leave you all with a question. My brother and I discussed this last night. What was the most meaningful work you read… in high school? Were those the books that made you into who you are today, or was it something you read on your own?

Published by writesclara

Writer. Licensed Practical Nursing student. Former Sexual Assault Specialist. Former Army Officer. Former Crisis Counselor.

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