Friday’s Five Good Answers: Your Questions (for me) about To Kill a Mockingbird and The Mockingbird Parables

As my journey discussing America’s favorite novel comes to a close over the next few weeks, I thought it would be fitting to repost this “Friday’s Five Good Answers” (from April) featuring your questions for me about Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, and my book, The Mockingbird Parables. Thank you again for the wonderful […]

Mockingbird Monday – The Story Behind The Mockingbird Parables

Publisher’s Weekly ran a short piece last fall about the publication of The Mockingbird Parables. Honestly, the PW piece is just a teaser for what other authors tell me is a very interesting and unusual story. I thought that I would spend the next several “Mockingbird Monday’s” giving you some background on the many trials […]

Mockingbird Monday: Oak Trees, Shooting Stars, Rediscovering Curiosity and Wonder

I love the sequence in Harper Lee’s novel when the children catch the glint of something in an oak tree on their travels from school. The tree is part of the scenery of routine life for Jem and Scout; they pass it each and every day. I was speaking in the south several months ago […]