Kathy Boyd Fellure - Novelist and Children's Author
My blogs offer a taste of my non-fiction/memoir writing.


Some of my favorite subjects to pen are ~ prayer, the homeless, childhood, family life, American history, local history, Lake Tahoe, grand parenting, growing up a baby-boomer, our soldiers, England, why I love books in print, traveling, the "Misadventures of Missy & Jacob", music, art (my two illustrators in particular), and why hula hoops help keep you young.
 
 
 
My best friend Anne Ruff and I were co-editors of the school newspaper ~ The Loom.
I wrote my editorial on the Viet Nam War and how it influenced my decision to write.



                    Bookish Banter

                                                                     Books I love to read and share

After I come home from a writer's conference I bring stacks of books home like the ones in the picture on the left. This was part of my haul from the 2013 Mount Hermon CBA Conference.
1) Historical romance by Sarah Sundin, an indulgence for me and my daughter.
2) Sherry Kyle's, Delivered with Love, for my granddaughter.
3) Louise Carey's book about how she kept her sanity and humor as an Alzheimer's caregiver.
4) Suzy Flory's, So Long Status Quo ~ What I Learned from Women who Changed the World, for me to share with my girlfriends.
5) Kay Marshall Strom's ~ Seeking Christ, a birthday gift for my Bible study and prayer partner Debbie.

On the right ~ A sampling of classics I relish to curl up and enjoy with a cup of tea on a wintery evening or sit out on my patio in the spring and summer months with a long, tall glass of tart lemonade. 18th century poetry and prose...sigh.

                  Bookies Book Club
Once a month I travel to my hometown for book club! I wait with great expectation for this marvelous evening now held at Chez Sylvia. About five years ago another writer friend invited me into her world of avid book reading friends. I was immediately at home at when I first joined them at the Murray House. We have since relocated, but it is the same band of bookie enthusiasts that gather to dig deep into the meaning of adventurous ~ words.

Books we have read:

Redeeming Love ~ Francine Rivers
Surrender the Wind ~ Rita Gerlach
My Name is Mary Sutter ~ Robin Oliveira
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand ~ Helen Simonson
The Cater Street Hangman ~ Anne Perry
The Blue Umbrella ~Mike Mason
Violet Flash ~ Mike Mason
Necessary Heartbreak ~ Michael Sullivan
Olive Kitterage ~ Elizabeth Strout
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society  ~ Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
The Secret Life of Bees~ Sue Monk Kidd
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ~ Jamie Ford
My Life in France ~ Julia Child with Alex Prud'homme
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass ~ Lewis Caroll
The Kitchen House ~ Kathleen Grissom
The Language of Flowers ~ Vanessa Diffenbaugh
To Kill A Mockingbird ~ Harper Lee
The Friends We Keep ~ Sarah Zacharias Davis
Sarah Canary ~ Karen Joy Fowler
The Help ~ Kathryn Stockett
Little Bee ~ Chris Clive
Three Cups of Tea ~Greg Mortenson & Davis Oliver Relin
Lenten Lands ~ Douglas Gresham

My pick for July ~ The Flight of the Earls ~ Michael Reynolds


                              Eileen came to book club with her blue umbrella


        Writing Resources
Anne Lamott ~ Bird by Bird
Ether Herr ~ Christian Guide to Writing
Jerry B. Jenkins ~ The Writer's Soul
Natalie Goldberg ~ Writing Down the Bones
Stephen King ~ On Writing
James Scott Bell ~ The Art of War for Writer's
Oakley Hall ~ The Art and Craft of Novel Writing
James Frey ~ How to Write A Damn Good Novel I & II.
Noah Lukeman ~ The First Five Pages
Ernest Hemingway ~ Working Days



                  Writing References
The Elements of Style ~ William Strunk Jr. & E. B. White
The Synonym Finder ~ J. I. Rodale
Platform/Get Noticed in A Busy World ~ Michael Hyatt
The Copyright Permission and Libel Handbook ~ Lloyd J. Jassin & Steven C. Schecher
2014 The Christian Writer's Market Guide ~ Jerry B. Jenkins
(Amador Fiction Writers are featured on Page 287 in the 2014 Christian Market Guide)
American Dictionary of the English Language ~ Noah Webster 1828





 Some of My Favorite Books
The Federalist Papers ~ Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay
Night ~ Elie Wiesel
No Easy Road ~ Dick Eastman
As Always Jack ~ Emma Sweeney
The Color of Grace/Thoughts from a Garden in a Dry Land ~ Tonia Triebwasser
The Florabama Ladies' Auxiliary & Sewing Circle ~ Lois Battle
Crossing to Safety ~ Wallace Stegner
The Screwtape Letters ~ C. S. Lewis
The Hiding Place ~ Corrie Ten Boom
Hinds Feet on Hinds Places ~ Hannah Hurnard
I Dared to Call Him Father ~ Bilquis Sheikh
Piercing the Darkness ~ Frank Peretti
The Sisters Mortland ~ Sally Beauman
The Sacred Well ~ Antoinette May
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand ~ Helen Simonson
The House on Sugar Beach ~ Helene Cooper
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet ~ Jamie Ford
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society ~ Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

And all books by Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, Anne Perry, Rita Gerlach...


My Favorite Children's Books
The Conquered Nation ~ Home School booklet
The New England Primer/Boston 1777 Patriotic Textbook Series
The Original Blue Back Speller/New York 1824 Patriotic Textbook Series
The Velveteen Rabbit ~ Margery Williams
The Secret Garden & A Little Princess ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
Magic Slippers/Stories From the Ballet ~ Gilda Berger
The Twelve Dancing Princesses ~ Brothers Grimm
The Little Match Girl ~ Hans Christian Anderson
The Chicken in the Family ~ Mary Amato
Born Yesterday/The Diary of a Young Journalist ~ James Solheim
Lamont the Lonely Monster ~ Dean Walley
The Red Pony ~ John Steinbeck
Is Your Mama a Llama ~ Deborah Guarino
The Wemmicks ~ Max Lucado

All Nancy Drew books
Anne of Green Gables stories ~ L. M. Montgomery
All Louisa May Alcott book, especially Little Women
Little House stories by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Classic Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
Books illustrated by Joan Walsh Anglund
Books Written by Esther Wilkin and Illustrated by Eloise Wilkin
Poetry and prose books illustrated by Bessie Pease Gutmann & Jessie Willcox Smith