The Mandala Writers Circle

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Stories expand our world, and exposure to good writing improves our craft. Find our book recommendations here.

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We are Carolyn Heilman and Leah Carey, friends and writing partners. In 2012, we founded the Mandala Writers Circle.

Recent Posts

Worth A Read:  Mastery, by Robert Greene

Worth A Read: Mastery, by Robert Greene

Jul 28, 2014 | No Comments

  The BUZZ: NYT bestseller from the author of The 48 Laws of Power The GIST: Greene has made the leap from self-help to philosophy in his fourth book.  His previous titles were a bit chilling in their blatant theme of power over others on the path of achievement and success.  He now addresses contributing […]

State Your Case

State Your Case

Jul 25, 2014 | 6 Comments

There are over 60 million WordPress sites and more than 200 million Tumblr blogs. More than 1.2 billion people and companies have Facebook accounts. There are 250 million registered Twitter users, and 200 million people have signed up for Instagram. Clearly, a lot of us have something to say. Never before in history has it […]

Worth A Read: The Care and Management of Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear

Worth A Read: The Care and Management of Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear

Jul 21, 2014 | No Comments

The BUZZ: Winspear is best known for her popular Maisie Dobbs mystery series, so this novel (published this month) is a rare treat. The GIST: The story opens in 1914, on the eve of Great Britain’s entry into World War I. It is an in-between time, when the innocence of life in country towns is […]