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tracy-ewens's picture
Aug.06.2013
  I'm pretty sure Charles Schultz and William Randolph Hearst would never sit down to dinner.  They would have a hard time agreeing on the table. Schultz was born nearly 60 years after Hearst, but their lifetimes did cross.  I don't profess to be a scholar on either man, but it is...
william-thompson-ong's picture
Feb.23.2013
Having authored a trilogy of thrillers based on Kate Conway as an intrepid investigative reporter, I’m pointing out some of the classics that inspired me—and based on their explosive story value may inspire you.  Citizen Kane (1941) The brilliant expose and bio-pic of newspaper tycoon William...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.09.2013
            The bunkers, many of them broken and damaged, hunkered like giant multi-colored tortoises along the rocky shore, extending up the rugged hills, partially hidden by overgrowth, boulders, and trees.  More than 750,000 of them...
m-kathy-brown's picture
May.16.2011
It was my husband who gave me the idea of this post when he remarked, "certainly you've heard of Xanadu!" Admittedly, I had not. He told me how it's often used in reference to a mythical paradise. Well, of course this meant I had to go and dig for more info.   The search led me to...
sheila-english's picture
Sep.08.2010
There are only a few authors who can create readable, believable historical fiction, and there are even fewer who can create a page-turning thriller within that genre. The father and son writing team of Michael and Patrick McMenamin are definitely the exception.  With The De Valera Deception, the...
geri-spieler's picture
Jun.01.2009
Doesn't the person who saved the life of the President of the United States deserve a name? The woman who attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford, Sara Jane Moore, has her name out there. Although we still know little about her. But we hear nothing about the person who foiled Moore's second shot. He...
geri-spieler's picture
Aug.28.2008
In May, 1980, Sara Jane Moore called me from prison at Alderson, West Virginia, where she was incarcerated. At the time I was living in  my mountain home in Pollock Pines, California. She asked, no begged me, to save her art collection from disposal  by driving to San Francisco and rescuing her few...