Spindle Playlist

I’m frequently asked about my playlist. Many authors curate a list of songs to play while writing their novels. These songs can help set the tone for an exciting scene, for instance, such as a dramatic piece from a movie soundtrack. Or a love song can help the...

World War II Books For Teens

Here are some of my favorite WWII books for Young Adults. The majority are pretty heavy reads, but a couple are on the lighter side, showing alternate perspectives of the times. (And, of course, since it’s my blog, I included my own book in the fiction section!)...

V is for Vintage

Ever since I was a kid I’ve enjoyed learning about the past. Not so much the political history we seem to have to learn in school, but the history of everyday people and how they lived. My parents used to drag us kids along to auctions and antique stores and at...