I love historical fiction. I've read many concerning the plight of the american Indian. And the African Americans. I've been reading books about the Civil War.
Sacajawea; Roots; Gone Wtih the Wind; North and South;Love and War; Heaven and Hell; Homeland; American Dreams;
Ride the Wind; Walk in My Soul; Light a Distant Fire; The Red Heart
Men to Match My Mountains;
Harry Bosch Series of novels;
It's Easier Than you Think; On Writing; Journey Without Distance; Writing Down The Bones;
What I'm Reading
I am currently reading the last of the John Jakes novels that I wanted to read. It's American Dreams, it's the 2nd book of a family that immigrated from Germany. Tremendous historical value in his books. He puts the reader right there within the feelings that are going on in our history. The unions, the wars; the start of motion pictures and what people esp. women went through. His stories are captivating. But my favorite is Pat Conroy. He takes the pain and stories from his childhood and writes about it. He changes the stories around and the people, but it's helped with his healing, and that's how I want to write.
Pat Conroy; John Jakes; Michael Connelly; Ernest Kurtz; Anna Lee waldo; Natalie Goldburg; stephen King; Silvia Boorstein, Jack Kornfield; Marianne Williamson