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thomma-lyn-grindstaff's picture
May.30.2009
"What I like in a good author is not what he says, but what he whispers."  ~ Logan Pearsall Smith, "All Trivia," Afterthoughts, 1931 For me, the best novels are those that are rich in subtlety and nuance.  I'm a re-reader, and it's a treat to gain new perspectives from...
cliff-burns's picture
May.27.2009
That's the question I pose in my latest blog entry...and I wonder how many other writers out there will empathize? After spending all day in my office, staring at a screen over-flowing with words, how do I summon the energy to pick up a book only to be confronted by, y'know, more WORDS. Pop by my...
omar-tyree's picture
May.26.2009
This week’s “Business Question of the Week” focuses on our next generation.  Rochelle Frazier from Memphis, TN asks: Recently you began the Urban Literacy Project. What is the purpose of this project and how will it uplift youth? Omar Tyree Responds: A decade ago, in the limelight of my writing and...
kristen-j-tsetsi's picture
May.24.2009
The email from Books-a-Million inviting me to their store did use the word "reading." I swear. However, thankfully, it wasn't a reading at all. Instead, a table at the entrance was set up with about 10 copies of my book and a chair for me to sit in. Had it been a reading, no one would...
a-colin-wright's picture
May.19.2009
Likes and Dislikes in Reading5/19/2009 7:00:15 AMWell, some people may have liked Sardinian Silver (and the various stories on this site) and some people not. I have been thinking about the whole question of likes or dislikes quite a lot since the novel was published. Obviously, any author wants...
tanya-egan-gibson's picture
May.19.2009
"Oh, right.  You're the breast lady," said the staffer at the fourth floor paging desk of the San Francisco Public Library as I handed him the yellow request slips.   Breast Lady.  The phrase evoked, for me, a grotesque cartoon bosom mounted atop spindly legs.  When he called my name...
cliff-burns's picture
May.13.2009
I have this fantasy, an elaborate, invented dream world, and every so often I give myself over to it, a willing abdication from the cares and concerns that assail me. I leave Earth Prime far behind and transport myself to a whole other place and time: I’m a good deal older but still quite vital;...
diane-lockward's picture
May.05.2009
This past Sunday I went to a Poetry Salon at Sondra Gash's house. Sondra holds a few of these readings each year to help support her publisher, CavanKerry Press, and the press's other poets. Sondra has the perfect house for such events, out in the country, on an isolated road, house built right...
anne-brooke's picture
May.05.2009
Before we get into the general kerfuffle of the day, here’s this morning’s meditation: Meditation 123 The blessingand the curse of God focus, it seems,on waror the absence of war. You would have thoughtthere’d be some other measure for happiness. Talking of matters literary, it's lovely to see a...
david-niall-wilson's picture
May.04.2009
Every now and then I get the urge to speak my mind. Those of you who read my various columns and blogs across the net are probably aware of this. I’ve talked about books and publishing before, but looking back I think a lot has changed since the last time I did so, so I believe I’ll take a stab at...