“Bamboo Secrets” — A Love Story in the Shadow of Japan

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You'd think that if you'd read a book five, six, maybe fifteen times, you wouldn't want to read it yet again. But I did. I … [Read more...]

Should Authors Read Reviews of Their Books? I Did

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Many a writer insists that no good can come of it when authors read reviews of their books. Some writers don't want to risk … [Read more...]

Kirkus Reviews ‘Wrestling with God’ This Month

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The reviews are in, and the critics are saying nice things about "Wrestling with God." There's that starred review in … [Read more...]

The Shame of Aging: The Big Seven-Five Has Finally Arrived

By Barbara Falconer Newhall It's here. It arrived this week -- my birthday, The Big Seven-Five. I am now officially old. And I look it. There's no … [Read more...]

Julie Hill Barton’s Dog Medicine Goes Big

By Barbara Falconer Newhall My writing pal Julie Hill Barton has lucked out. Her wonderful memoir, Dog Medicine, has been scooped up by a major … [Read more...]