• Writing

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings: Part One

    Why I Wrote a Novel About a Tree That Sings, https://karenhugg.com/2018/11/12/tree, Karen Hugg #tree #novel #SongoftheTreeHollow #Seattle #book

    Hey everyone, I’ve published a short novel called Song of the Tree Hollow. It’s a literary mystery about a young woman who discovers she has a magical touch with plants — and unfortunately, a dark family history. It was fun to write, and one of my warmer, quirkier stories. I thought I’d offer this post on the origins of it. The book is available on Kindle for 99 cents, free on Kindle Unlimited. Please check it out! Thanks! Even though I grew up in a big Midwestern city, I’ve always been drawn to evergreen trees. When I was little and…

  • keyboard and plant, 5 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Is Not for Me, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/29/nanowrimo-is-not-for-me, Karen Hugg #nanowrimo #NationalNovelWritingMonth #books #novel #reasonsnottodonanowrimo
    Writing

    5 Reasons Why NaNoWriMo Is Not for Me

    I have to be honest, I was always on the fence with National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo. Having worked as an editor and writer before the event became mainstream, I thought it odd that…

  • An Interview With Deborah Lawrenson, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/09/death-in-provence, Karen Hugg #novels #mystery #books #authors #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent #DeathinProvence
    Writing

    An Interview With Deborah Lawrenson

    Deborah Lawrenson is a versatile author who can write humor, mystery, historical fiction, and even espionage. She specializes in secrets, lacing her stories with clues and danger that keeps readers turning pages and asking questions. Her first…

  • Every Single Secret by Emily Carpenter, book cover, a book review by Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/10/02/every-single-secret/ #books #EverySingleSecret #EmilyCarpenter #novels #bookreviews
    Books

    Book Review: Every Single Secret

    Last night I stayed up late and finished Emily Carpenter’s outstanding new novel Every Single Secret. It’s a psychological thriller set in Georgia that focuses on an engaged couple, Daphne and Heath, who both have damaged, dark…

  • Paris in a Technicolor Dream - Paris at Night, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/19/paris-at-night #Paris #France #photos #SaadSharif
    On France

    Paris at Night — in a Technicolor Dream

    The photographer Saad Sharif has an amazing ability to capture Paris at night or dusk, setting him apart from other photographers (me included) who’ve photographed Paris. But his work isn’t only special for capturing a dark city…

  • Death in Provence, Serena Kent, Book Review: Death in Provence, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/12/death-in-provence/, #books #novels #bookreview #DeathinProvence #DeborahLawrenson #SerenaKent
    Books

    Death in Provence, a Fun Mystery Romp in France

    The book Death in Provence by Serena Kent (a.k.a. Deborah Lawrenson) offers a fun mystery romp set in France. It centers on Penelope Kite, a British divorcee, who buys an old country house with dreams of renovations and…