Category: Writing

Book Tour

The House by the Cypress Trees start the blog and Instagram tour on 8/26/19. For the full schedule, please see Suzy Approved Book Tours

Book Spotlight: THE EAST END by Jason Allen

If only he could write as he saw things, maybe this place wouldn’t be so bad, though each time he’d put pen to paper and tried to describe these solo hours at the ocean, or anything else, the words remained trapped behind locked doors deep inside his head. Sitting on his heels, he reached up and pressed the faint bruise below his right eye, recalling the fight last weekend with that kid from North Sea and how each of them had been so quick to throw punches…

The Heavens by Sandra Newman

I recently reviewed this incredible novel for The Washington Independent Review of Books. You can read the review here.

The Importance of Family Memories

Have any of your family members left you anything special before they passed away? Well, my grandmother, Zoya, left me her journal. You see—I gave it to her years ago. I had forgotten that I gave it to her. It was before she developed dementia. Before she forgot who my children were, or who she was, or where she was.…