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Thanksgiving is the time of year when we all take a few moments out of our busy lives to stop and give thanks for all of the good things we are blessed with. As both an author and a reader, I’ve found that this year I have a lot I can be thankful for. I decided to share my list with you.

Building a Better Book Club
Rachelle J.

When book lovers come together at a book club or reading group, we celebrate literature, friendship, and learning. Have you thought about starting a book club in your area? Or maybe you’re part of one and you’d like a few ideas to build a better book club. Here are some favorite tips to create unity and friendship among books.

For decades, “fantasy” was the term given to the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Mercedes Lackey, Robert E. Howard, and other stalwarts of the genre. These stories were all set in alternative worlds, featuring magic, mystery, and marvels that defied anything our world had to offer.

As an author who loves to write in memoir—it's the simple day-to-day nuances I find magical and awe inspiring—I witnessed a miracle of vast proportions while caring for my aging father that changed the trajectory of my life forever, and all because of “The Promise I Kept.” In 2003, a marker was called in on a promise I’d made thirteen years before—to never put my father in a nursing home.

There are two common sayings that makes every newbie novelist cringe:
Write what you know.
Truth is stranger than fiction.