Becoming Well Read…


Welcome to Well Read, my journey toward becoming a better author by becoming a better reader.

I’m an American ex-pat currently living in West Yorkshire, England.  I currently run two other blogs, Isn’t the Lettuce Brave and NERDA’s World (ASL Vlog), and am a regular contributor to Touring Old Blighty, a United Kingdom travel blog.  In addition to my blog writing, I have also published a few books about my greyhounds as well as my travels in the UK, all of which can be found on

Editing. Bane of my existence.

I am no longer an expat, having returned to the United States in May of 2011. My quest to become a better writer has continued, but this blog was sadly neglected…until now. I still maintain Isn’t the Lettuce Brave? as well as Our Daily Bryn (a blog about life with a Giant Muppet), but sadly the other two have gone by the wayside. Most of my books are available on Amazon, but there are still a few (e.g. the photo book mentioned above, Totally Knackered: Two Weeks in Yorkshire) that are available on Lulu.

I hope that through my reviews of books I’ve read (and guest reviews from my other Well Read friends and family) you’ll find your next favorite book or author and that you will join in the discussion of the books that help you become Well Read!

Ta much,


  • Shadows of a Dream by S.L. Harby

    March 27, 2023 by

    Whew! This book starts off running and doesn’t let you go until the last page! I am a gamer, so I was very excited to get into this story about a player who can go into his game world – but this is such a fresh take on that idea. The players and avatars are… Read more

  • The Curse of Sotkari Ta by Maria A. Perez

    March 14, 2023 by

    Okay, I will be the first to say that while I love a good space opera on the telly (Battlestar, Firefly, Star Trek!!), I’ve not been one to read them because sometimes the tech part is too much for me. I like my Sci-Fi more on the Fi end than the Sci, if you get… Read more

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