The Spellbox

The Spellbox swept me away! Can we say Sean Connery? Oh, I fell in love with Evan Lyells! His brogue alone would win the heart of any maiden. Not to mention a married woman who lost her innocence long back. Yummy! I laughed. I was charmed by the innocence. Plus, I wrinkled my nose up at just how apt Christina Hamlett was with her descriptions of their living conditions. ~ Buzzy’s Reviews, eBookAd and Midwest Book Reviews The use of the spellbox for time travel was a unique mechanism … Ms. Hamlett created an interesting cast of characters, and the …

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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction

During her many years of teaching introduction to fiction courses, Ann Charters developed an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom. She also discovered that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Accordingly, her choice of fiction in the first edition of her The Story and Its Writer was as notable for its student appeal as it was for its quality and range. And to complement these stories, she introduced a lasting innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft …

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