Today’s Review: Surrey International Writers’ Conference

Where can you watch a writer imitate a marionette entangled in its strings, hear another writer inspire the gathering by delivering Aragorn’s speech at the Gates of Mordor, and enjoy a third as he reads, no – performs – first pages of manuscripts in a resonating...

Seven Reasons to Attend a Writers’ Conference

If you have never been to a writers’ conference, you are missing great opportunities.  You don’t need to be a writer to attend, or benefit from, a writers’ conference. Here are seven reasons to attend. Learning All conferences offer seminars,...

Today’s Review: Death Plays Poker, by Robin Spano

Meet Clare Vengel: A young woman who would rather get engine grease on her hands than put makeup on her face, prefers beer to cocktails, and has a closet full of sweats. She’s a motorcycle-riding, blue-collar beauty who dislikes the upper crust. But she’s also a...

Today’s Review: I’ll See You in My Dreams, by William Deverell

A handful of characters make me laugh out loud, fret over their anxieties, and cheer them on as they struggle to win a trophy at the Island Fair, or seek justice against extreme odds. Arthur Beauchamp, famous barrister, insecure husband, and unwilling but fated...