Kids Love to Read, Too

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram From a very young age, I knew I was different. I listened to the music of Nature, sang with birds, danced with the wind, sat quietly and dreamt with the Moon. Some kids would bully and make fun of me, which only forced me to not be like them. Imagine how liberating … Read More

An Indie Publisher’s Take on the Brave New Content World

By Brooke Warner

by Brooke Warner When I started my publishing career in 2000, the publisher I was working for was just dabbling in ebooks, author platform wasn’t yet a thing, and the editorial department made acquisitions decisions with very little input from the marketing department (something that’s now not only unheard of, but might be characterized as … Read More

Why Book Clubs Are a Gift

By Barbara Whitney

by Barbara Whitney I have been a member of five book clubs around the world.  Starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, then moving back to Baltimore, Maryland and then overseas to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now  I am a member of two book clubs in Pike County.  Living overseas or transitioning back to the USA, is challenging without a … Read More

Our Words Matter

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris This is the third year in a row that Milford Readers & Writers is hosting a Women’s panel. I am so delighted. I am delighted for many reasons, the main one being that women’s voices are a deep passion of mine. You can almost call it an obsession. Women writing/righting their lives, I just love the … Read More

Writing About War

By Lucian Truscott IV

by Lucian Truscott IV It was November of 2003.  This country had invaded Iraq seven months previously, and I was sent over to “cover” the “war” by Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times.  I flew into Kuwait on British Airways and caught a flight on an Air Force C-130 to BIAP, Baghdad International Airport, … Read More

Never Kill a Mockingbird

By Michelle Oram

by Michelle Oram I remember watching To Kill A Mockingbird many times when I was little. My mother was a big fan of Gregory Peck. It began with the opening theme song, a simple innocent melody, which made the hairs on my arm tingle. As the music is played the contents of what seems like a children’s … Read More