Book review: Santa’s Gift

Start your holiday shopping early! Children’s book author Angie Karcher and illustrator Dana Karcher have created an adorable picture book sure to inspire the spirit of giving. Told in cheerful rhyming verse with bright, detailed illustrations, Santa’s Gift is the unusual true story of a giant statue of Santa, and what happens when it disappears. The […]

Shout Out: A Night of Slam Poetry

This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend an all-ages, free slam poetry event put together by One Book One New Orleans and Dillard University Library. My 12-year-old son and I went with friends, and I think we all came away amazed and invigorated by the talented poets who performed. Chuck Perkins, host of The […]

Solo writing retreat

This weekend, I was lucky enough to spend hours and hours focused only on writing. For my birthday/anniversary, my family gifted me with a weekend on my own, and I gotta say, it was the best gift ever.   I drove about 2 hours (listening to David Sedaris’s Theft by Finding on the way up […]

Book review: We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

After this weekend’s horrific events in Charlottesville, I thought I’d share a nonfiction YA book about Jewish teenagers who escaped death marches, labor camps, and ghettos to fight Nazis. This collection of seven individual stories, based on author Allan Zullo’s interviews with each participant, highlights eastern European partisans who “wreaked havoc on the Nazis through […]

Welcome to my new website!

Ta-da! via GIPHY I’m so excited to share my new website! I’ve uploaded posts from my Ginny’s Tonic blog here, so there are lots of book reviews, writer resources, peeks into works in progress, links to published writing, yoga videos I like, and more. Big thanks to my husband for helping me with the backend […]