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alex-fraser's picture
Jul.04.2012
The 4th of July.  Once glorious. Now, perfunctory, seems to me, even among many people who feel it.  We can't fully celebrate our democratic social democracy, when one of our political parties argues that we are really not a democracy  but a republic which is in practice set up for...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Apr.05.2011
Sweet Stories.   I don’t’ write them. I’ve tried, honestly I have, and they come off as being not quite real, somewhat Pollyannaish at best and cliché and cloying at the worst.  And of course, nobody, I mean nobody would publish them.  And now I’m glad they didn’t.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I...
patricia-snodgrass's picture
Mar.28.2011
Last winter, I was invited to do a podcast interview for my latest novel, entitled Glorious. So I happily sent the podcast's owner a contrib. copy, and within a few days the interviewercancelled my interview. The reason, she stated, was that the book was well written but the material was too...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Apr.20.2010
Back in the day when things were finanically sound for me, I would always have a new photograph done to accompany each new book I released. For the most part I paid out of pocket for these photographs. Last year though, I could not afford to do so, and it just didn't seem right to have a new book...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Apr.12.2010
Today I received a rejection letter for the my novel-in-progress: "GATHERING OF WATERS is a very powerful novel; I remember the passion with which another editor brought it up at an editorial meeting. As beautifully written, lyrical and contemplative as it is, I don't have a vision for how to...
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Mar.10.2010
Last week I had a conversation with my sister about her daughter, my niece. Sister: Every time I ask Shania what she wants to be when she grows up, her response is either: Actress, Dancer, Model. Never, Doctor or Lawyer. Me: Well she is a creative soul. Sister: That just means that I am going to...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Nov.12.2009
novel GLORIOUS was six years in the making and now it's just six months away from publication. The story first came to me in 2004 as I sat in my kitchen sipping tea when I became suddenly was aware of the presence of two women, who I will contend until the day I die, were the spirits of Zora Neale...
bernice-l-mcfadden's picture
Nov.05.2009
  Dear Reader, It’s been nearly four years since my last novel, Nowhere is a Place was published, which is why I’m very excited to announce the upcoming publication of my long-awaited seventh novel, GLORIOUS (Akashic Books, 978-1936070114, $15.95) which will be available in a reader-friendly trade...