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eve-kushner's picture
Nov.16.2012
  In Japanese, "gray" is literally the color of ash: 灰色 (はいいろ: gray; ashen)     ash + color Clever! I never would have thought of representing "gray" that way, but I actually can't think of a better combination! Incidentally, the Japanese originally represented "gray hair" not...
karen-dionne's picture
Mar.29.2012
I’m probably one of the few authors on the planet who enjoys marketing her books. For me, thinking up fresh ways to get the word out about my novels is almost as much fun as creating the story and the characters. For my first novel, FREEZING POINT, I held an online book launch party that simulated...
SusanVH's picture
Oct.04.2011
    It isn’t a question of if, but when. Geologists agree that eruption of the supervolcano simmering beneath Yellowstone National Park is inevitable. In his debut novel for young adults, Ashfall, author Mike Mullin paints a riveting portrayal of what such a post-catastrophe world...
karen-dionne's picture
Mar.20.2011
In April 2009, I traveled to Chaitén Volcano in Northern Patagonia, Chile, the setting for my next novel. Chaitén Volcano came to life for the first time in 9,000 years on May 2, 2008 in a major rhyolitic eruption. The magma blasted 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) through Earth's crust in only about four...
karen-dionne's picture
Dec.24.2010
I love action. Not in real life. In real life, I’m a writer, which means I spend 90% of my day sitting in front of my computer. Oh, once in a while I get up, stretch a little, put on my shoes, and walk out to the mailbox to see if the mailman happened to drop off a royalty check. Or I head into the...
will-durst's picture
May.02.2010
Got to admit, didn't find the Icelandic volcano spewing its guts over the last couple of weeks very upsetting. Of course, if you were one of the thousands forced to get up close and personal with airport terminal linoleum for days on end, I heartily apologize, but encourage you to consider it a...
ericka-lutz's picture
Apr.26.2010
I have a new column up at Literary Mama… “Traveling alone for the first time since Bill died, I arrive in Budapest, Hungary to teach a one-week seminar at the technical university. I’d planned to fly to Paris after the seminar, and then, four days later, home. But the day after my arrival in...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Apr.20.2010
‘Are you also devastated about the tropical fruit salad?’‘The tropical fruit salad?’‘Yes, the one that is flown in three times a week from Ghana.’‘Ah, it just reminded me of John Cleese.’ A hundred years ago a volcanic eruption on Iceland would only merit a small notice in the newspaper. Maybe you...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Apr.17.2010
Plumes of ash crawl across the sky from Iceland onto the eastern seaboard of this small island. Soon it might even fall on  this house and onto the clothes line and even onto the tiny onions that  creep with timidity out of the earth and may drown what is already there, what has taken so much...
tammy-yee's picture
Apr.01.2009
I suppose I should engage in light-hearted banter this April Fool's Day, but fools conspire to foil my bubbly demeanor. Witness the purported threat of the Conficker worm, poised to strike this day, burrowing through PCs, harvesting user names and passwords and erasing hard disks. We all know...