Novelist's Boot Camp: 101 Ways to Take Your Book From Boring to Bestsell Very handy during all stages of the novel-writing process!
Save The Cat! The Last Book on Screenwriting You'll Ever Need Not just for screenwriters! Lots of handy tips for novelists, as well.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Good for Stephen King fans AND for aspiring writers.
Sacred Spirit Drums Anytime I'm writing, I have a David & Steve Gordon CD playing.
Sacred Earth Drums Anytime I'm writing, I have a David & Steve Gordon CD playing.
Drum Medicine Anytime I'm writing, I have a David & Steve Gordon CD playing.
Watership Down: A Novel The first novel I ever read. I love it so much I reread it often and give it as a gift at least once a year. Read it!
Love Medicine : A Novel (Perennial Classics) Louise Erdrich creates compelling dramas and rich characters, and uses such a poetry of words! I recommend all of her books.
The Stand: Expanded Edition: For the First Time Complete and Uncut (Signet) To me, this is King's Magnum Opus. I re-read it often. Classic tale of good versus evil. Bumpity Bump.
A Cup of Comfort for Writers: Inspirational Stories That Celebrate the Literary Life Includes my story, "Lament of the Aspiring Writer"
A Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers: Stories That Celebrate Love, Loyality, and Companionship Includes my story, "Beauty in the Beast"
Wild with Child: Adventures of Families in the Great Outdoors (Travelers' Tales) Includes my story, "Quality Time, Underground"
House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies One of my favorite non-fiction reads. If you love House and/or waxing philosophical, you'll love this book.
Story Structure Architect: A Writer's Guide to Building Dramatic Situations and Compelling Characters Excellent structure guidelines; use it during revision to see "where I went wrong."
Zombidays: Zombie Holidays! Includes my zombie-comedy story, "Inhuman Resources."