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kathleen-heady's picture
Jul.06.2012
I spent a "girls day out" yesterday with my cousin Linda, and we ventured out of Pennsylvania down to Delaware to visit Winterthur, the historic estate that was once the home of the DuPont family. The house, all 175 rooms of it, is now a museum, primarily devoted to American furniture and...
michael-seidel's picture
Jul.05.2012
It started, as so many tales within our home begins, not with, once upon a time, but with, "A cat puked." I have friends who have many such stories. The worst, darkly funny, belongs to Traci. Her cat wailed to get out in the middle of the night. Storming to the front door, Traci muttered at the cat...
kathleen-heady's picture
Jun.23.2012
I just got the news today that I will be offered a contract for publication of the sequel to "The Gate House," tentatively titled "Lydia's Story."Nara Blake, the main character from "The Gate House," moves on to new adventures in the next book, when she is given the diaries that belonged to her...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.23.2012
If authors write authentic novels they have to kill off some of their characters. It is the way of life, the way of reality, and ... we all die. Hope that isn't a spoiler for your story of your life. I have a particular talent for killing off animals (look out, Louie-the-dog). As far as readings go...
kathleen-heady's picture
May.29.2012
  I traveled to Chicago last week-end to be involved in one of my other loves -- singing. With rehearsals close to eight hours a day, there was little time for writing. I managed a few lines in my journal before going to sleep, but that was all. But did I forget about writing? No. I thought...
kathleen-heady's picture
May.20.2012
Posted on May 20, 2012 I became a writer because I love to pretend.  I was an only child until I was almost five, and we lived on a farm seven miles from a town nobody (almost) has heard of. We had no TV, but we had books and I had an imagination. I often entertained myself my making up...
sherry-parnell's picture
May.17.2012
My favorite moment of the day is reading a story to my little boy at bedtime.  As most writers, I am first a reader and so I love stories especially children’s books which when done well are sublime in their innocence and clever in their nuance.  And as most mothers, I cherish those quiet...
pauline-rowson's picture
May.14.2012
On Thursday 17 May I will be talking to David Nove on Angel Radio Isle of Wight, at 1pm.  I’ll be talking about my crime novels, writing, plotting and characters and the locations around the Solent area  for my DI Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers, In Cold Daylight and...
thaisa-frank's picture
May.14.2012
There are many lists that I have that potentially keep me from writing.  There are, of course, cleaning the desk, remembering to feed the cat, e-mail discussions with SOs about dinner, gifts for kid's teachers, a costume for Burning Man, laundry, buying more paper.   These are lists about...
michael-seidel's picture
Mar.26.2012
Just wanted to pause and note how great yesterday was as a writing day, to give myself some positive feedback.  I was just there, in the novel, in my secret little room, editing, writing, re-writing and revising. People sometimes broke in but each time I returned quickly and easily. The...