MinerDa, by Lyn Fairchild Hawks and Robin Follet I’ll admit I’m way out of my league here. Graphic novels and junior high/high school bullying, while the stuff of teen culture in the new century, aren’t in my wheelhouse. But I thought while I’m emphasizing Kid Lit, I’d take this one on. After all, who doesn’t […]Read More A Nerdy Girl, or But Then What Is Normal?
This week I’m beginning something new – something I’m barely aware of – books for kids, i.e., kid lit. I’m starting it off with a new series begun by a civil engineer from Atlanta – Sammy Powell. In my estimation Powell has natural storytelling skills for this age group, and as a result he’s a […]Read More Kiddies Can Be Curious
It’s been said that the best creative writing comes from periods when political and social revolutions are happening. I suppose the drama of a revolution is a part of that, and the intellectualizing or rationale for the revolution generates situations and characters that writers can easily work with. But a quick survey of modern revolutions and […]Read More Revolutions and Writing
Coincidentally, today’s the day I received a review of In This Love Together – Love, Failing Limbs and Cancer. When you’re writing about things as intimate as a marriage, inseminated deeply with love, you’re never sure if you see the width and breadth of the forest for at least one of the trees comprising […]Read More Kirkus Speaks About Intimate Things
The death of a beloved is an amputation. ~ C. S. Lewis ~ I’m fortunate. Not many writers are in a position to have two books launched at about the same time. While things are being worked out with Omonomany Publishing for final publication of my WWII fictionalized biography, The Third Reich’s Last Eagle (some early readers wanted […]Read More The Memoir Of A Beloved