Best Books of 2021

It wasn’t until I wrote my list down that I realized every book was written by a woman. I did read books by men—but these were my favorites for the year. They took me away from covid and other troubles. They made me feel strongly about strong characters. They took me to new places and old places, places I’d never see if not for these authors.
Thank you all for writing them.

Mind if I brag?

Since I’ve been a reporter for the past 40 years, I am usually the person doing the questioning. But recently an online magazine known as Voyage Baltimore asked me questions about my writing life. I’d never heard of them but since I usually like it when people agree to answer my questions, I decided to…