Best books I’ve read lately
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Housseini
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Tell No Lies and Keep No Secrets by Julie Compton

Best books and sites for authors
How Not to Write a Novel by Howard Mittelmark
and Sandra Newman

Writer Unboxed a website of advice from writers.

Favorite Web sites

International Society of Badass Photographers isobap.com
At this amateur photography site friends around the world compete in monthly photo competitions for fun. (The Aussis are kicking our asses.)

Animal Humane Society www.animalhumanesociety.org
I’ve been a foster volunteer for years working with cats and kittens. All of my pets are “foster failures” or kittens I just couldn’t give back after the foster period was over.