Summer Blahs and Turning the Page

Harper’s Magazine, July 2013 and August 2013 Summertime and the livin’ is easy, the song says, and who’s to say magazines don’t get to chillax some then, too? That’s the way I felt after reading the July issue of Harper’s Magazine – still good, still professional, but with a tinge of the blahs. Thomas Frank’s […]

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‘This Did Something Powerful to Me’: Authors’ Favorite First Lines of Books/The Atlantic

  We could all learn something here about what makes a novel tick for the reader. The Atlantic   Visit my website here, where you’ll have an opportunity to download an audio eversion of my latest, Sam’s Place, as well as select book review podcasts. Then there’s my FB Fan Page here. On both you’ll find more on ideas and events that […]

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Sam’s Place is Going Public

In August and September, I’ll be appearing at several bookstores in Western North Carolina to promote my latest book, Sam’s Place: Stories. I’ve been fortunate to have the book place in some local bookstores, and I’m ecstatic that the book is attracting appearances. The appearances confirmed for August are listed here: August 17 – Accent […]

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Real Life and Writing

This morning I posted a whine on Facebook – – all the things I need to do around the house, what with my wife suffering cancer, my aching, cartilage-less left knee – – and oh yeah, the impact of all this on my writing. As I re-considered that post while eating breakfast, I had to […]

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Peering Through Zelda’s Eyes

  Z – A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald, by Therese Anne Fowler   Have you ever wondered how the Lost Generation seemed through the eyes of a wife of one of those famed male writers? Therese Anne Fowler apparently did, and took up Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald’s cause in the process. By previous male accounts, Zelda […]

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