Jan Stafford Kellis
Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins by Jess WalterMy rating: 5 of 5 stars Beautiful Ruins was a suggested reading selection for the University of Wisconsin writers’ workshop: Weekend With Your Novel, in Madison, WI November 14-16. If you write fiction, and you’re within 12 hours of Madison, this workshop is worth your time.…

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn JacksonMy rating: 5 of 5 stars A pot-boiler! I listened to this on my recent drive to Madison, Wisconsin to attend a writers’ workshop and it kept me occupied the entire way (eight hours). This story is told from multiple viewpoints: Big/Ginny, the…

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne FowlerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Zelda Fitzgerald is someone for whom I never spared a thought.  Everyone knows she was selfish, jealous, shallow and more than a little crazy, right? Wrong! Therese Anne Fowler portrays Zelda as a smart, supportive…