New Book!

  We’re excited to introduce you to first-time author, Walter Steele Allen, Jr. He has woven together a historical fiction novel about one of his ancestors that captures the adventures of daily life in Colonial Times. We promise you will want to read on as this...

Creating Meaningful Work

Elisabeth and I often talk about the power of creating work (not to be confused with our conversations about the power of creative work) as a tenet of our lives. We have stepped into the unknown in establishing our businesses and pursuing our dreams to offer a...

Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel

It isn’t often that I get taken completely by surprise by a book, but it just happened as I was finishing Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel. To be fair, the main character in the book was also taken aback, so perhaps I was right where I should have been as the...

The Two-Tiered Writing Process

My initial work with authors involved a second grade classroom that was a combination of eager writers and reluctant writers. As we got to know each other and has a predictable time for writing each day, those reluctant writers became less timid and those eager...

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

by Molly McConnell I remember the media adoration and critical love when The Goldfinch was released (Donna Tartt’s latest novel and Pulitzer Prize Winner). I passed on the chance to read it, instead sticking to my Amazon list – you can’t tell I’m goal-oriented,...

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

by Molly McConnell This is not a book I would have picked up or known about had I not been reading through Amazon’s 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime– a stellar list. Different stories are woven together into a single narrative, each chapter chronicling a...