THIS WEEK IN APRIL

  1. Sunday May 19 FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS SUNDAY, MAY 19; 2-3:30 PM FREE WRITING MINI-SEMINAR! REBECCA MOREAN will conduct the seminar on “Finding 3-D Characters.” She will employ a series of exercises that will help writers turn two-dimensional characters into characters readers will remember. Are you encountering...
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HOT BOOKS

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    GMORNING,GNIGHT! LITTLE PEP TALKS FOR ME & YOU
    by LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA If you need a little pick-me-up this book is for you. From the originator of the popular Broadway show, Hamilton, Lin-Manuel gives you 3-5 sentence insights to energize your days and calm your nights. With illustrations by Jonny Sun, this book is sure to put a smile on your face and a zip in your step.
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    SAVING FIONA
    by THANE MAYNARD Subtitled The Story of the World’s Most Famous Baby Hippo, the book tells the story of the first premature hippopotamus ever raised by humans. It’s a tale of the dedication and expertise of her caregivers at the Cincinnati Zoo. The book features many photos of Fiona (born 2 months prematurely) and her parents Bibi and Henry. The author is the Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. Proceeds from his royalties go towards the care and feeding of Fiona and her family at the zoo.
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    THE SNOWY NAP
    by JAN BRETT Known world-wide for her beautifully written and illustrated picture books, Jan brings us a new one featuring Hedgie the Hedgehog. Hedgie knows it’s time for him to head into his cozy den because winter is descending, but he just hates to do it because once again he will miss seeing the beautiful snowy wonderland his farm animal friends have always told him about. But his friend Lisa has a plan to let him experience that wonderland before he hibernates for the winter.
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    PAST TENSE
    by LEE CHILD This Jack Reacher novel is another winner in Lee Child’s remarkable series. Have you noticed that trouble always seems to find Jack Reacher! In this case, he just wanted to visit the town where he thought his deceased father had lived years ago. In making that trip, little did he know he would walk into a sinister nightmare carried out in a nearly abandoned motel. Surprises abound as mysteries unfold.
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FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS

SUNDAY, MAY 19; 2-3:30 PM

FREE WRITING MINI-SEMINAR!
REBECCA MOREAN will conduct the seminar onFinding 3-D Characters.” She will employ a series of exercises that will help writers turn two-dimensional characters into characters readers will remember.

Are you encountering a plot problem, a wrong setting, a theme derailed? Often it’s because characters are not fully realized on the page. Whether you write character or plot driven fiction, narrative nonfiction or memoir, creating characters people care about keeps everyone engaged: you and your readers.

Rebecca Morean is an award-winning fiction and nonfiction writer. She teaches English Composition and Creative Writing at Sinclair College.

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