I’m working on a sequel to my first two novels, the plot line tagging onto the first one. A number of readers had been asking for a sequel to that first novel, so I thought I’d let the central characters of both work together to solve a new mystery wrapped around an old one. It’s been […]Read More Filling The Holes
Papa Hemingway always was a lightning rod for controversy. If you’ve read THE SUN ALSO RISES, I’d be interested in your opinion on these accusations. Not in terms of today’s world, but in terms of the 1920s-30s. Visit my website here. Then there’s my FB Fan Page here. On both you’ll find […]Read More New Edition, Old Problems: On Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises/The Millions
The Wind Is Not A River, by Brian Payton Did you know that during World War II, the Japanese actually invaded the American mainland? Neither did I until I followed up on the history Payton’s story was built around. Actually “mainland” may be a bit misleading; the Japanese invaded the two westernmost islands, Attu and […]Read More The Unknown War
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I occasionally post interviews with self-pub authors whose work strikes my fancy in one way or another. Sylvia Maner Nickels is a quiet one in person, genteel, amiable, considerate of comments she might hear in conversation, but once she lets down her hair with you, she […]Read More Sylvia Maner Nickels Casts a Writer’s Eye on Southern Life
This post is celebrating a new and eminently deserved day of recognition: International Authors’ Day! And if you’re the fifth person to send me an email from my website, you’ll win an e-book copy of my novella, The Blue Bicycle. We all have our favorite writers. Personally, my greatest influences have been some of the earlier […]Read More How Do You Keep Your Writing Unique?
Are the best writers those who simply live a detached life, perhaps, always observing the world and its people, or are they the ones who live life to the max? Is the best situation for a writer to live day to day, royalty check to royalty check? Or to have a parallel career track, such […]Read More The Writer’s Eternal Quandary
I think Leo Tolstoy had a hard time with ethics in his culture, particularly in his day, when the socio-political ground was shifting, much as it is today. A devout Christian, he found himself excommunicated for saying that one should gain one’s guidance from within, not from the Russian Orthodox Church, and for likening […]Read More The Moving Picture of Ethics in Literature