My Top Ten Favorite Reads of 2019

by Kim Patton • December 16, 2019

Why do I read? My primary reason for reading is to become a better writer. The hard part about that is the more that I read, the more I feel that my own writing is inadequate. There are simply thousands of brilliant wordsmiths out there and I am just little old me. But that means […]


Shawna and Lizz

by Kim Patton • July 26, 2019

“Shawna and Lizz host a reading podcast called, “Getting Bookish” and they are delightful! They had me on Episode 17 and we talked for 20ish minutes about my first book as well as the writing process in general. Website:“

Around the World in 30 Years

by Kim Patton • July 15, 2019

My 30th birthday is coming up in a few days and I wanted to celebrate the places my feet have landed in the past thirty years. My reflections uncovered memories across three continents, multiple countries, and dozens of cities; a mixture of ordinary and eclectic, hometowns and once-in-a-lifetime excursions. One thing I have learned is […]

10 Resources for Writers

by Kim Patton • May 20, 2019

Writing is a team sport! I can’t survive one day without help from the outside. Sitting at a laptop wrestling with emotions, words, inner-criticism and self-doubt can be exhausting. Here are ten resources that have encouraged me on my writing journey. Ten of my Favorite Resources as a Writer 1. Writing Groups: Two local Writing […]

Books Like Gold: National Library Week 2019

by Kim Patton • April 9, 2019

Last week at the adult Spanish class I teach at Lake Sumter in Leesburg, we huddled around in plastic chairs and I cracked open a children’s book. Los Tres Osos. I prefaced our reading time with a disclaimer that I do NOT think they are children, but as beginners, the simple words and phrases of a […]

Books based on personality and interests

by Kim Patton • February 18, 2018

Many people don’t like book reviews because it gives away too much and they (like me) enjoy being surprised. But many others are starving for good book recommendations, something they can get lost in, learn from and smile when they finish that last page and shut the book in finality and satisfaction. In 2018, I […]