Do you have a teacher, minister, parent, or other person who you find inspiring and who you would like to emulate? I have always thought I would love to be an author. In order to learn, I have attended many author events at Rainy Day Books in Kansas City. After hearing the process that many of the authors I have met use, I determined that I probably do not have what it takes.
Happy October, all. And, what is it we love about October? Halloween, of course. And nothing says Halloween like an evening curled up in front of the slowly dying embers of a fire with your favorite Stephen King book. Whether your tastes run toward the mental and emotional horrors suffered by the friendly caretaker Dolores Claiborne or to the more tangible ones enjoyed by the family in <
I’ve always liked The Shining, the movie version that is. So, I decided it was time to finally read the book. For those who don’t know, The Shining is the story of Jack Torrance, his wife Windy, and his six-year-old son, Danny. Jack gets a job as the winter caretaker of a hotel that closes down for the season. He’s looking for a fresh start, and in the book version, he’s trying to finish writing a play that he’s been working on for some time.