Vienna, but not Austria

Join me and these local independent authors for a conversation about writing and publishing. Kimberly G. Hargan--The Dauphin's Lost Jewels (Sci-fi) Lisa G. Eley--Thirteen Geese in Flight (Biography) Candace Meredith--Contemplation: Imagery, Sound, and Form (Poetry) Kacy Cooney--In a Maze of Imagination (General Fiction) Kamakshi P. Murti--Lalli's Window (Children's Fiction) Jonathan Zeitlin--Death & Repair (Mystery) And … Continue reading Vienna, but not Austria

Writers Write (and it’s hard)

Great stuff! In a few simple lines our craft is cast in opposing opposing lights: it is spiritual grandness and workaday labor. We are at once inspired and guided by "the invisible hand of the soul." Yet who can deny that "Writing a novel is drudgery"? Yes & yes. More inspiration below. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/style/how-to-become-a-writer.html?sl_rec=random&contentCollection=smarter-living&mData=articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2017%252F09%252F23%252Fstyle%252Fhow-to-survive-the-apocalypse.html%253Fsl_l%253D1%2526sl_rec%253Drandom%26articles%255B%255D%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.nytimes.com%252F2017%252F08%252F08%252Fstyle%252Fhow-to-become-a-writer.html%253Fsl_rec%253Drandom&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=smarterLiving-promo-region&region=smarterLiving-promo-region&WT.nav=smarterLiving-promo-region Dear Sugars, … Continue reading Writers Write (and it’s hard)

Angels Walk Here

This blog opened four years ago with the following: I wish more people were reading books. Here's what I'm reading: Heaven Is Coming Home, by David Suarez Gomez. That's all I wrote. And I didn't post again for months. I had a voracious appetite for reading and I was writing books, but they were years from … Continue reading Angels Walk Here

I Pledge Allegiance to…

Pro footballers aren't the only ones questioning what it means to practice freedom of expression. Take this scene from Patchworks, released Thursday from Moonshine Cove Publishing, in which two federal bureaucrats dispute the meaning of loyalty. For the rakish Brad Harcourt it means standing beside his desk every day and pledging allegiance to the flag, … Continue reading I Pledge Allegiance to…

indie writers

we're not, amiright? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJ1VorN9Cl0 Got soul.

Comic Relief for Troubled Times

Taking aim at the institutions we once trusted to save us from ourselves. Out Today. AMERICA'S NEXT GUN MASSACRE IS INEVITABLE.  Unless one government intern can make a miracle of his odd DC jobs. Gabriel Dunne's internship has him tracking gun violence in America. But before he can start, boss Chloe tasks him with planning … Continue reading Comic Relief for Troubled Times

P-A-T-C-H-W-O-R-K-S

America's next gun massacre is inevitable. Unless one government intern makes a miracle of his odd jobs in Washington, DC. This week.

The Paneless Window Washer

The air and leaves outside turn to fall. In the week ahead we'll celebrate Rosh Hashanah, Navrathri, and the official start of Autumn. I'll hold the first book discussion for my debut novel, 18 months old already. My Foreign Service colleagues and I will start the annual ritual of progress into new jobs, new countries, … Continue reading The Paneless Window Washer

-A-T-C-H-W-O-R-K-S

America's next gun massacre is inevitable.