Literature Lust: Love Letter for Readers and Writers
January 1, 2020 | #3 HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Your copy should address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (Audi-

" If we encounter a man of rare intellect,
we should ask him what books he reads."

– Benjamin Franklin
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Have you heard about Where the Crawdads Sing?

This book is written by 70 year-old Delia Owens, so I'm excited by the fact that she's one of those writers finding success late in life. (I'm all about the Success after Sixty mantra!) But there's more to this story than just the success of her debut novel. The "rest of the story" is how her experience in Africa might have affected her writing this book. If you haven't read or listened to Where the Crawdads Sing, consider it, and when you're done, be sure and read the fascinating back story.

The wacky, wonderful world of words:
(Just because this is fun to know and is connected to the above story:)

So many people looked up the word "crawdad" - according to Miriam-Webster - that the search for its definition spiked by 1200% . The surge in interest pushed "crawdad" into the top ten words of 2019.
What do you know about
Jack London?
My dad talked about reading Jack London stories when he was a boy. He particularly remembered a story called "To Build a Fire." It's certainly memorable, and if you haven't read it, you might want to.

Disney understands the power of a good nature story and is coming out with an adaptation of a different Jack London story, "Call of the Wild," starring Harrison Ford. A man, his dog, and prospecting for gold in the Yukon combine for a compelling story. The new film premieres on February 21, 2020.

Jack London was one of America's most popular writers at the turn of the 20th century. For a fascinating look at his background, read "How Jack London Found His Wild Voice" by Patrick Parr.