In years past my husband and I celebrated the Oscars by attending or hosting parties. Most recently we’ve watched them by ourselves. I enjoy seeing the celebrities walk down the red carpet, trying to figure out who the date is, and wondering what question is going to come out of the interviewer’s mouth. As the years have… Continue reading The Oscars and Postage Rate
One question writers are frequently asked is “Where do you get your ideas?” Some play the “what if?” game when a scenario strikes their fancy and a spin is put on it. Other writers will say they get their ideas from dreams. Or if they write horror they write about what scares them. My own… Continue reading Ideas
I must admit the days have really passed me by. I try to update the site each Monday and before I knew it, Monday had come and gone. Spike Lee was the recipient of the Wexner Prize for 2008 and came into town last Monday to receive the prize and participate in some events surrounding the… Continue reading James McBride
Do you remember the first book you read that spoke to you? I don’t mean the one that made you nod your head because you can relate to the story or the characters. And I don’t mean the one that made you cry because the words were so beautiful. There’s one book that makes you… Continue reading The Moment When It All Changes
A few weeks ago (actually on the 14th) I finished the last book review I had assigned to me. The editor is in Fiji so I have no idea when the reviews will be posted. In general I don’t like to talk about the things I have in progress. When talking about the work face… Continue reading Works in Progress
While traveling to the AAA auto repair center to pick up my car I heard something on NPR that caught my attention. The latest literary scandal involves Cassie Edwards, Paul Tolme, and the black-footed ferret. Cassie Edwards is a historical romance novelist. I don’t think I’ve read any of her work. Her 100th novel, Shadow… Continue reading Plagiarism or Copyright Fair Use?
About three years ago I met Elmore Hammes at a local NaNoWriMo kickoff party. He’s impressed me with the number of novels he can churn out each year and with the quality of his writing. Elmore’s been published in The First Line and submitted one of his novels for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. I received… Continue reading Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
This week I’ve managed to finish two book reviews and send them off to the editors. I have one more book review assigned to me to finish. Once it’s complete, all my assigned book reviews will be off my plate so I can work on some new fiction. The Preditors and Editors polls for 2007 close tomorrow. … Continue reading Reviews Done and Preditors and Editors Poll
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