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matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.17.2010
The best historical novels are based on some element of real history which has been either neglected or is little known. Philip Sington’s “The Einstein Girl” grows out of the revelation that Albert Einstein had a secret daughter. Sington takes that seed and, with the hand of a true thriller master...
a-s-king's picture
Oct.14.2010
The Writer’s Middle Finger: Part Five (Middle Finger Deathmatch: Maintaining Control vs. Going Completely Insane)   I used to think: When I finally become a published writer, I will be mellow. I didn’t want to freak out or be stressed. I took my trusty writer’s middle finger and flipped off the...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Sep.29.2010
Last weekend, my computer played up. Suddenly I couldn’t post the fascinating blog item I had written. I couldn’t update my Facebook page.The computer gave me a message about a “Flash” that had “crashed.” I’m old enough to remember the sputtering rockets of Flash Gordon in the 1950s series that was...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Sep.29.2010
I baked on Monday night. It was a shocking event. When my kids were little, I used to bake a lot, but as life got busy, it slipped off the priority list. But the writer’s group was coming to my house on Tuesday, and I wanted to do something nice. Why did I make banana bread and apple brown betty...
gloria-oliver's picture
Sep.26.2010
Have been meaning to blog this for a bit, but life got in the way and the child wasn't sharing her pics! Anyway, I blogged earlier in the year about the loss of Keiko. I didn't blog about another loss only a few months later of our other cat Claudia. (She died while we were at A-kon.) Claudia was...
gloria-oliver's picture
Sep.25.2010
Something great about writing and reading is getting to learn all about customs and foods of other people and places.Sometimes though, your own recollections and experiences can seem new and different to others. So I thought I would share one of mine with you. :P I was born in Puerto Rico, a...
adele-annesi's picture
Sep.24.2010
I just read an article that has literally changed my writing life. I was stuck on a plot problem and couldn't figure out how to resolve it. The problem? I couldn't imagine what happened. Since I like to inhabit my work, it's more accurate to say I couldn't see what had happened. Not what should...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Sep.14.2010
A few book tour questions came in last week: How does the tour work exactly? Are you responsible for paying for everything or does the publisher do that? Do you drive everywhere yourself or take planes? The upcoming FORGE tour will be my fifth book tour in six years. (This could be why I am on my...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Aug.30.2010
My friend Susan Campbell Bartoletti has a new book out: They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group. You should buy it and read it. Five reviewing publications have given it stars (so far). Sue has written a fascinating account of her research trip to Arkansas to...
jeanne-powell's picture
Aug.26.2010
(c) 2010 Jeanne Powell"Am I Famous Yet?"all rights reserved Writing is a lonely profession, which is why Ivory Madison founded Red Room.  In a virtual mansion dedicated to writers, we are bound to connect with at least one kindred spirit who appreciates what we have to say.  And we are...