• Guest Post,  Uncategorized

    Guest Post: Top 10 songs to listen to when writing by Elizabeth LaBan

    I actually don’t listen to music while I’m writing. I know so many people do – my husband does – but I find the words of the songs distract me from the words in my head. I can write in a very noisy room, which I think comes from working in newsrooms for years, but I have a hard time writing with music playing.  The time I do listen to music, though, is when I take walks and think about my books. I try to take a walk most days – usually around Rittenhouse Square not far from where I live – and I work through plot points and character’s…

  • Book Review,  Reviews

    The Tragedy Paper – Elizabeth Laban

    “As Duncan walked through the stone archway leading into the senior dorm, he had two things on his mind: What “treasure” had been left behind for him and his Tragedy Paper. Well, maybe three things: he was also worried about which room he was going to get.”  Every year the graduating seniors at The Irving School, leave behind a treasure for the new senior who get their room. When Duncan arrives back for his last year at the school he inherits what is commonly thought of as the worst room, and what he thinks is quite possibly the worst ‘treasure’. His treasure is a pack of CDs, CDs which his…