“Annihilation”, Nature’s Sci-Fi for the Win

No one expects a newlywed to bring a book entitled Annihilation on her honeymoon, but that’s exactly what I did. Sitting on the cobblestone wall outside my cliffside suite in Santorini, protected from the sun with a newly purchased wide brim hat, I soaked up this novel. Every single wonderful word of it. What was…

Meet the Animals that Inspired THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS by Katrina Kittle

This article was previously published on NBC Petside.com Of all the novels I’ve read involving furry friends, The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle is by far my favorite. There’s the dancing goat Muriel, a three-legged cat named Gerald, and Moonshot, a beautiful rescued horse among others, brought to life with vivid detail and…

12 Inspiring Travel Books

You have probably heard the saying, “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel only read the first page,” but before I ever got on my first flight, it was the pages that transported me to far-flung destinations so different than my own. They fueled my imagination and set me on a path…

Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary: Haven For Unwanted Animals

“Somewhere…somewhere in times own space, there must be some sweet pastured place, where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, somewhere where forgotten horses can go…” reads a sign at the entrance to the Proud Spirit Horse Sanctuary. Author’s Note: I wrote this article two years ago for Petside.com when Proud Spirit was located in…

Book Review: The Paradise Guest House

I love reading books that transport me to another land, somewhere far away from my New York City fast paced life. I picked this book, The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman, because I was drawn to the cover. The inviting doors, the adorable statue of Lord Ganesha and the palm leaves were all I…