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sherry-parnell's picture
Jun.26.2013
"Writers are Readers" was emboldened on a sign, which hung on the door of my ninth grade English class.  I can still vividly recall the cartoon sketch of a bookwork holding a poised pencil eating through a stack of books, emphasizing the poster's sentiment.  Every day before class started...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jun.22.2013
Today as I was driving on the highway, I  saw a yellow building with the sign IMA --on one side and GINATION on the other. Ima in Hebrew is mother. I decided that this was my sign to post some ideas from my work on  "Mother Tells you How" from Girl Magazine. In December 31st ...
matthew-michael-hanlon's picture
Jun.21.2013
I don't know what you'll be doing with your Sunday afternoon, but I'll be spending it with my best buddies* Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore in San Francisco, chatting about books, life, family, and dandruff. http://www.booksinc.net/event/carl-hiaasen-coversation-christopher-moore-sunday-...
edward-averill's picture
Jun.19.2013
A comment likely lost on anyone outside the "Hawaii 5-0" Era. It's Payday, and with Payday comes the joy, excitement, and frustration of choosing 2 new eBooks from my Amazon wishlist.  It's not a huge list, the problem is that I think for every 2 books I buy, I add 3-4 more, so it slowly grows...
michael-seidel's picture
Jun.17.2013
Once again, I'm experiencing a problem with Red Room.  It becomes such a time suck. It's a delightful time suck, like discovering secret tunnels in a house that you thought you knew.  Exploring the tunnels reminds me of how it used to be in the Internet's woolly early days, before the...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.17.2013
Reading and writing – hand in hand, refilling the well One of the major things that I’ve discovered is that if I don’t read, I can’t write.  So it’s absolutely mystifying when I speak to writers who tell me they don’t have time to read any more.  Or even more astounding – those that don’t...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jun.13.2013
This morning I called my brother to tell him about the Red Room detective story challenge and to ask which words came to his mind when he thought about Nero Wolfe. My brother said “I have all the books here if you'd like me to check?” I said “not really." The truth is that I just wanted to hear my...
edward-averill's picture
Jun.13.2013
Writers read, as a general rule, and I'm certainy no exception.  So, here's what I'm currently reading at home: "Haitian Vodou: An Introduction to Haiti's Indigenous Spiritual Tradition" by Mambo Chita Tann.  This is part of my research for a series of stories set in an alternate New...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Jun.08.2013
Event with Andrew LamStart: 06/14/2013 6:00 pm Location: 1200 S Coast Hwy# 105Laguna Beach, California92651United States On Friday, June 14 at 6 pm we are co-sponsoring an eventwith the Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association forauthor Andrew Lam....
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Jun.05.2013
I cannot believe the dashing pace at which life flings itself past me these days. It is simply unbelievable. And by "dashing," I don't mean to imply "incredibly attractive," as in "Cary Grant." I mean that time has sped up beyond belief. I really, really, REALLY want the current class I am...