The best books I read in 2017: “The Body Keeps the Score” by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk. Written by the doctor who pioneered the diagnosis of complex-post traumatic stress disorder, this compassionate book is about the lingering effects of trauma and the need for a...

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Printable up to 18"x30" Credits: File Photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/craptoy/[/caption] As I'm working toward the first draft of my novel-in-progress, my writing desk is flanked on one side by a wall covered in bright post-it notes. Each note has a scribble of thought on...