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michael-lipsey's picture
Dec.18.2012
  In the fifties my dad finally finished medical school, his internship and residency, and began making money as a radiologist, after a major career setback called The Great Depression, and my parents bought (with grandma’s money that she held onto through my grandparent’s divorce ((that...
virginia-campbell's picture
Jun.26.2012
HISTORICAL ROMANCE...WITH FEELING! TERRIFIC TITLES FROM TALENTED AUTHOR EMMA LANG           MATTHEW: Circle Eight  by Emma Lang It is a vast spread in the eastern wilds of the newly independent Republic of Texas, the ranch their parents fought for…...
dale-estey's picture
May.02.2012
I would be more than content if a presenter said of me: "He is a genius; you will be entertained; he accepts free drinks at the end." That sums up my reading before I even start. I'm going to give the audience a li'l song and dance; an orientation (if needed) to the portion I am going to read...
pat-montandon's picture
Nov.27.2010
During the Great Depression, my dad, an Oklahoma preacher, announced that he had invited strangers for Thanksgiving at our house. Mother looked stricken. "Charlie," she said, "how do you propose we feed those folks?" "Mama," Daddy said, "there are hungry people...
marilyn-kallet's picture
Mar.09.2010
Sunday night my hosts at the amazing Cassilhaus in Chapel Hill will host a poetry party at the house.  This couple of dreamers--architect and filmmaker--have built a house that's a work of art in its own right, one Frank Lloyd Wright would have envied.  They are not rich people, except in talent...
barry-eva's picture
Mar.06.2010
Many times one hears the slogan "Say it with Flowers" but do you know what each flower is states in the "Language of Flowers". My guest today not only has brought back this Victorian language, but used it to write her debut novel, which was launched on March 2nd. My...
pauline-rowson's picture
Sep.11.2008
I’m giving a talk tomorrow at Bracknell Library in Berkshire, Hampshire, and I am looking forward to it.  It is always good to connect with people, and at these types of events to discuss books (not only mine but other writers) and to discover what people like and why they like them.  It also helps...
julia-flynn-siler's picture
Apr.28.2008
Michael Chiarello is at home, making risotto alla primavera for 130 or so of the best customers of Chiarello Family Vineyards. He tastes a bit of the rice and parmesan cheese mixture, finds it to his liking, and orders it dished onto the scores of white plates which are laid out and waiting, where...