"Only connect....." I've been writing all of my life and have occasionally had non-fiction published locally. Part of my job is writing newsletters and press releases. Recently I've been busy raising children, but that aspect of my life is coming to an end and I'd like to start doing something more creative. There are hundreds of books in my house, both fiction and nonfiction. I read as much as I can of The New Yorker and The New York Times. Some of my favorite authors include Julia Glass, E.M. Forster and Michael Ondaatje - but these are just a few. A book that I read recently that really impressed me was The Master Butchers Singing Club by Louise Erdrich. I guess I like books that really get into what makes people tick.