What Do You Do When Someone Steals Your Book Idea?

My editor sent me a link to this book: The Inconceivable Life of Quinn Quinn Cutler, the 16-year-old daughter of a writer running for U.S. Congress, is shocked to learn that she’s pregnant: she’s never had sex, at least not as far as she can remember. As word gets out that she’s both pregnant and claiming to be a virgin,… Read more →

A Transplant’s Guide to Louisiana King Cake

Each year, while the rest of the country goes into a post-Christmas frozen-ass depression, Louisiana is partying. From the Epiphany to Lent, it’s Mardi Gras season, complete with parades, really tacky purple, yellow, and gold decorations, and—the best part—delicious king cake! I’ve often said that it took me over 30 years to move to New Orleans, but I’m pretty sure… Read more →

Rootless: A Wondrous and Thought-Provoking YA Adventure

Like JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis before him, Taylor Brown mixes fantastical characters in a magical setting with profound underlying Christian themes for a wonderfully vivid experience. But unlike those classic authors, Brown incorporates a much more intriguing plot and the reader is invested in the plight of a talking tree-like creature among others, more so than with Hobbits or… Read more →

Jonathan Haidt on a Divided Nation

In this fascinating discussion, Jonathan Haidt explores and increasingly divided nation and what we can do to overcome the division. There’s even an unintentional reference to the theory of concurrence from Everyone Agrees: Read more →