Category Archives: Maureen Lang

The Day After

Yesterday our country participated in one of the most divisive elections in our history—certainly the most divisive in my lifetime, and I’ve been voting since Ford lost to Carter. No matter which side claimed victory, we all knew there would … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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A check on our shrinking attention spans

It’s occurred to me more than once as I scan historical references, novels, even old movies, that the attention span of the average entertainment consumer has shifted quite a bit. Perhaps the most noticeable changes began as far back as … Continue reading

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The Best Part of a Book?

What is the best part of a book? I guess the answer depends on your taste, but to those like me, there’s only one real answer. The romance, of course! Think about it. Many popular books and movies include a … Continue reading

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Ah, Reading! It’s good for the soul. by Maureen Lang

It’s been my happy pleasure to have met many readers over the years. Once we get to “talking books” we usually discover quite a bit of common ground, even if our reading tastes differ. There is something universal about diving … Continue reading

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Creativity: Work or Play? by Maureen Lang

The other day I was looking through some of my notes and discovered a marketing idea I’d forgotten about. I planned to gather various quotes from my books and pair them with something visual—a photograph I’d bought or shot that … Continue reading

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On My Reading Book Shelf by Maureen Lang

I couldn’t call myself a writer if I hadn’t been a reader first! So, while following my greatest passion, I’ve been doing a bit of reading in between my scribbling—and, for the most part, enjoying every moment. Right now I’m … Continue reading

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Happy . . . Now?

In the story I’m writing, I’m working with a character struggling with grief. I’ve long been fascinated with this part of life, maybe because it’s so universal. Writers are always looking for experiences that will touch all of us sooner … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, FREE!

January! Definitely the time of year to curl up with a good book. Awww, you say, any time of the year is a good time for that. I couldn’t agree more! But somehow the long, cold days of this month—the … Continue reading

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A Taste for a Classic

I recently finished reading a book by Daphne Du Maurier, who was one of my favorite authors while I was growing up. In my adolescent years I went through a definite “dark” phase where anything classically gothic appealed to me—with … Continue reading

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Listen to God’s Whisper by Maureen Lang

This past Sunday at church, a visiting speaker reminded us to say yes to the opportunities God puts in our path. I have to admit I don’t always follow God’s gentle nudging. There have been times when I’ve felt led … Continue reading

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A Kindle Fire Giveaway!

It’s vacation time! Whether you’re going someplace new or old, planning an exotic trip or a staycation, chances are booklovers like us will be packing a new title or two for those leisure moments of rest and relaxation. And I … Continue reading

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The Individualism of Taste

The other day my husband and I were teasing each other about things we hold dear that the other can do without. Coconut is one of my husband’s favorite flavors; I reject even the slightest hint of it. He fondly … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs Of My Recent Remodel

If you’ve ever done any remodeling in your home, you probably have stories about your process. Surprises along the way, unexpected expenses, but hopefully satisfying results. Or perhaps you like to watch any number of fixer-upper shows on HGTV (those … Continue reading

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A little help from your friends . . .

My youngest son just started his first job this week. While it’s exciting to see this first step into an area of life he’ll nurture until retirement (some 50 years from now!) it’s a bit of a milestone for me, … Continue reading

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