Book Reviews

The Late Bloomer and The Cat Who Could Read Backwards

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At age 52, Lilian Jackson Braun published her first novel featuring a feline gumshoe. But her fourth was rejected it didn’t contain sex and violence.

Book Review: Zoning In On Creativity

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A few thoughts on intelligent fast failure and navigating creative flow, including a book review of The Zone by Tom Evans.

Shirley S. Allen: Beyond Publish or Perish

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After her children left home, Shirley Allen became a college professor. In her 80s, she started writing fiction, including the first-class cozy mystery, Academic Body.

Do You Know How Tuscany Got Its Name?

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They were called the Etruscans, and modern-day Tuscany derives its name from them. Late bloomer Elisabeth Storrs brings them to life in a luminous novel titled “The Wedding Shroud.”

Interview With Sci Fi Author Lindsay Edmunds

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“A guy and a computer both fall in love with a girl. Interesting times ensue.” Author Lindsay Edmunds’ debut novel is classic, mind-stretching speculative fiction, published at age 58.

Book Review: The Intuition Principle

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It’s both toolbox and treasure chest. Like a map and compass, it can guide you to your next adventure as a Later Bloomer. It’s your intuition and Angela Artemis explains how to access it.

Book Review: Myth-Busting About Uncertainty

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If we dare to create, fear and uncertainty become bedfellows. So how does a late bloomer (or anyone) work through those emotions and thrive?

Book Review: Is Talent Overrated?

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Does talent even exist? Can it be acquired? Geoff Colvin explores these provocative questions in his book, which I review for late bloomers.