Happy Book Birthday to THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by Karen Katchur

Today’s the day! THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD is available in a store near you. Live in PA? Join Karen at one of her events this month: August 4th 2pm Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association Launch Party, Online August 4th 6:00-8:00 pm Moravian Book Shop Bethlehem, PA August 6th 7:00 pm Open Book Bookstore Elkins Park,Continue reading “Happy Book Birthday to THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD by Karen Katchur”

The Makings of a Captivating Prologue: Skill, suspense, backstory and plot

I’ve touched on how not to write a prologue, but today I want to lay out the makings of a really striking prologue. A lot of writing blogs tell you ‘what not to do’, which is always subjective in itself, so let’s explore a great prologue and see why it works. Tom Perrotta’s The Leftovers (hisContinue reading “The Makings of a Captivating Prologue: Skill, suspense, backstory and plot”