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When does the Depressive phase kick in?

It’s kind of a mania: this book thing. I’m sure for people who are on their second or third book it’s easier to keep things in balance. 265 more words

The Memory of Old Jack, selected quotes


Smiting the edge of the porch sharply with his cane as if to set hard reality on the alert, taking careful sight on the stone steps, he lets himself heavily down. 184 more words

An Extraordinary Demonstration of Narrative Dexterity

Gregory Blake Smith in Conversation with Bonnie Nadzam

Gregory Blake Smith is author of The Maze at Windermere… 132 more words


Author, author!

Claire Kim and Brad Chisholm with their powerhouse books Kat and Maus and K-Town Confidential, at L.A. Times Festival of Books yesterday at USC. 

How does the war change the life of the rich and the poor in Afghanistan?  

‘The Kite Runner’ is a contemporary novel about the war-torn Afghanistan, focusing on the life of a young Afghan boy, Amir and his growing up process from living a lavish and sheltered life in Kabul to moving to a lower-middle class lifestyle in America. 1,430 more words

American Novels

Day H: House of the Seven Gables #AtoZChallenge

In November 2016, I posted about my upcoming visit to Salem, Massachusetts for UnCon, the writers’ conference hosted biannually by Writer Unboxed.

And in my usual flippant fashion, I said, “Cold is what I wanted when I registered for the conference last summer.  784 more words

Song titles, gothic novels, and a famous director who lives in your neighborhood.

Now I know where the title of Watercolor Paintings’ song “Shower of Stones” came from (see prior post, review of their album When You Move) 213 more words