M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

The Notebook is Nicholas Sparks’ first novel, and although not my favorite from his twenty-plus published works, it’s a wonderful cozy-up-in-bed heartwarming read. It has sappy romance, simple language, a beautiful setting, and realistic characters. The story of Noah and Allie’s lives as it spans to old age demonstrates how the truest form of love can see you through the most challenging tests life throws … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

Since Danielle Steel is such a popular author who’s been around forever and has such a large, devoted following, I listen to her audiobooks for research purposes. (She’s clearly doing something right to acquire such success in a market that’s so competitive.) The Ranch is the tale three college roommates reuniting after years of separation and discovering the difficulties plaguing each woman’s life. As I … Continue reading M.L. Lexi’s Good Reads (or Listening)

A Good Writer Embraces Failure

News Flash! Most authors are embarrassed by their first book. I certainly was, and as sure as the sun rises every morning, you will be too. The positive spin of this non-ego stroking exercise is that you will learn loads from the failings of your first book, and your next book will dramatically improve. For more years than I care to admit, I worked in … Continue reading A Good Writer Embraces Failure