What I’m reading…and writing

One of the best things I’ve done is to join a book club. Over the years, our little group has introduced me to more new authors than I can count. We recently finished a first-in-a-series book by Deanna Raybourn, Silent In The Grave, which I’d never heard of before. Little did I know there was an entire genre out there with a strong, older but genteel heroine who gets unwittingly involved in a mystery, somehow garnering help from a hero who is rather brash, oh-so-masculine but uncouth, especially in comparison to the heroine’s ladylikeness. Lots of fun, particularly with a subtle element of humor and the hint of romance that nonetheless strikes the right balance even for romance readers like myself.

As for writing, I have several pans on the fire. A couple of novellas, both historical and lots of fun, another Cranbury story (third in my indie series) and another split-era novel introducing a contemporary heroine just learning about her grandfather’s POW experiences during the Second World War. It’ll toggle between contemporary times and the 1940’s. Well, I probably shouldn’t count that last one as anything I’m actually writing yet, since I’m still in the research phase. But it does tempt me away from my other projects, vying for my daydream time. I just won’t be able to get to it until next year at the earliest.

teacupToday it’s chilly, dark and dreary. It’s the best kind of day to spend with a good book, either reading or writing one. So fill up your favorite teacup if you can take a moment to enjoy some refueling time and sit down with a good book…

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About Maureen Lang

Author of a dozen novels, Maureen Lang has won the Selah Award, a Holt Medallion, FHL's Reader's Choice Award, and been a finalist in such contests as the Christy, the Rita, the Carol, Book Buyer's Best, and others. Before publication she was the recipient of a Golden Heart and a Genesis (then called the Noble Theme). She resides with her husband and kids in the Chicago area. Titles by Maureen Lang All In Good Time Bees In The Butterfly Garden Springtime Of The Spirit Whisper On The Wind Look To The East My Sister Dilly On Sparrow Hill The Oak Leaves Remember Me Pieces Of Silver
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