Book . . . analysis: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good

I was going to review Jan Karon’s latest novel–Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good–but I realized I didn’t want to review it so much as analyze it. The thing is, Jan Karon doesn’t follow the rules. If you go to conferences or classes (which I highly recommend) you’ll get lots of advice about starting the storyContinue reading “Book . . . analysis: Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good”

I still really love Jan Karon (and here’s why)

In 2011 I had the chance to meet Jan Karon–one of my favorite authors–and she was every bit as delightful as I hoped. Yesterday I had a chance to see her again and although she didn’t grab me and say she remembered me from that one, brief encounter three years ago, she was still asContinue reading “I still really love Jan Karon (and here’s why)”