Posted by M. K. Waller I turned on my Kindle today to find Laura Oles' Daughters of Bad Men, had appeared in its library, overnight, as if by magic. That's a perk of pre-ordering. Laura is one of my critique partners in Austin Mystery Writers, and Daughters of Bad Men is her first novel. I've been in … Continue reading Bad Men, Lawless, and BSP
This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor. Thanks to StephJ for inspiring this. Since I love to read as much as I love to write, here are my answers to some questions about how I read. *** Do you have a specific place for reading? Because of my visual impairment, I prefer listening to … Continue reading Reading Life
Post (c) Doris McCraw This post is about painting with words, letting the words do the work that pictures usually do. We all use them, it is how we communicate. Still many can't or don't read. There are those who can't write, let alone write cursive. If we don't use words correctly, misunderstanding occur. April … Continue reading Painting with Words
Post by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines I grew up not far from Galesburg, Illinois, the setting for Edgar Lee Masters classic. Why is that important? The small rural community I spent time in was much like the town that Edgar Lee Masters wrote about in his classic "Spoon River Anthology". Masters told stories, without varnish or … Continue reading Edgar Lee Masters-Poet?
This post by Jennifer Flaten As you know I love reading. It is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing as satisfactory as losing yourself in a book. For me reading a good book can turn hours into minutes. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve started a book at … Continue reading
This post is by Nancy Jardine. Tomorrow, I’m embarking on a journey part of which was roughly trod by the Ancient Roman Armies of General Agricola in AD 83/84, and of the Roman Emperor Severus in AD 210, when they came to explore my part of north-east Scotland. The route shown on the map follows … Continue reading Research? Or sheer indulgence?
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction As a 60’s child I was immersed in the music of the time and it’s still my favorite music. Is there anything better? Bob Dylan, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Little Richie, Peter, Paul and Mary, and way too many more to mention. This music filled … Continue reading Monday, Monday
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction It’s time for planting and all around us are farms with tractors making rows and planting seeds. The smell of the fresh dirt never ceases to make me feel good – a deep earthy scent that you know will soon yield crops. We have many Amish farms … Continue reading The Fresh Breath of Spring
This post by Jennifer Flaten How do you feel about “Classic Literature”? Is is something that you seek out or is it something that you vaguely remember reading for your school work and after slogging through ‘Moby Dick’ it is something you’ve vowed never to read again? Personally, I had to read a lot of … Continue reading It’s a Classic
This post by Jennifer Flaten I just finished reading a book that was a typical suspense fiction. It was a fine book, the main topic was time travel, so it's not like you can dispute any of the technical aspects right? My major complaint is that the author tried a little to hard to use … Continue reading Words, Words, Words