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I've Come to Look For America*

When you travel in the US, you see one thing very clearly: America is composed of a lot of very different communities. Of course, many other countries are quite diverse, and have all sorts of different smaller communities within them. 1,038 more words


"Endless Miles..."

When I head west, I think of space.

Since I’m from the east, I’m used to a lack of thereof. Space to move, think, breathe. “Western writing, to me, “award-winning mystery writer Tony Hillerman says, “is when you’re flying from the east and clouds block the view. 35 more words

But the Cowboy and the Rancher Knew His Name*

Many people find a real appeal in what I’ll call Westerns, whether books, film or television. Even if you don’t care for them yourself, you no doubt know that they have a strong following. 1,289 more words


New Mexico Mystery Author Interview: Anne Hillerman

Last week I reviewed Rock with Wings by Anne Hillerman. She is an award-winning reporter, the author of several non-fiction books, and the daughter of… 1,947 more words

Behind The Stories: Inspirations And Encounters

My Fantasy Tool Kit (8): Butt Out!

If you ever want to write a fantasy novel–or any other kind of novel, for that matter–that’ll be sheer torture to read, be sure to make a thinly-disguised version of yourself the hero of the story. 401 more words

Fantasy Criticism

Sandra Bolton's "Key Witness" Weaves a Tale of Suspense in a Southwest Setting

Sandra Bolton’s novels are based on her real-life experience with diverse settings and cultures. Her first novel, A Cipher in the Sand, was inspired by her work in the Peace Corps in Honduras, while  1,495 more words

Author Interview

Make of Our Hearts One Heart*

All couples have to make adjustments; it’s what happens when two different people share their lives. That’s especially true of intercultural couples. They face the same issues as other couples, and they have to bridge sometimes vast cultural gaps. 1,044 more words

Agatha Christie