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Nov.25.2009
GIVING IS GRATITUDE   I’m in the middle of a book tour for my new novel, Jaclyn the Ripper, and I’m very happy with the response.  Fans, old and...
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Mar.01.2011
Dear friends:   The mass-market edition of "Jaclyn the Ripper" will be in the stores tomorrow, March 1st.  If you missed it the first...
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Apr.05.2011
I was leaving Home Depot yesterday and saw a homeless person reading a Kindle.  Not a throw-away rag, a newspaper, a magazine or book.  A Kindle...
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Apr.19.2011
  In the film business, producers are terrified of not “making the day” which means getting every setup and shot done for that day.  Usu­ally,...
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Apr.27.2011
If you’re in southern California this weekend, don’t miss the L.A. Times Fes­tival of Books, this year held on the campus of USC.  If you love books...
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Aug.30.2011
Earlier this month, I spent a happy week with family and cousins at Quonnie beach in Rhode Island.  Lots of John Sandford, “left, right, center...
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Feb.06.2012
I stumbled across a website the other day—termite-revolution.com—and downloaded a tract titled “You Are Not a Termite” which seems aimed at consumers...
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Jun.01.2012
I've been off the grid for awhile, but never far from a writing pad or PC, wishing it was a Mac.  I've just published an excerpt from a...
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Sep.26.2012
My new novel will be out on Friday. I will be signing copies at the West Hollywood Book Fair on Sunday, September 30th from 2PM till 5PM. I hope to...
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Mar.13.2013
Over a two-hour lunch,  a colleague and I discussed the changes (mercurial) in the publishing industry, Claudia particularly knowledgeable with...
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Dec.12.2009
Those of you who follow my blog have probably heard me bitch and moan about teaching and students.  And any of you who know teachers should realize...
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Mar.30.2010
I had the pleasure and honor to be asked to blog for a big blog site, one owned by a media company with many arms and legs.  It's good for me to get...
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Apr.25.2010
In order to get to the point, let me just say that my house number is apparently a zip code like affair for a part of Japan.  As I was trying to get...
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Aug.28.2010
Today, the San Francisco Bay Area turned toward fall.  Yes, it's only August and yes, we've had no summer of note (two hot days requiring fans and...
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Nov.19.2010
Before I had my hysterectomy last year, I did some research, but I relied pretty heavily on word of mouth experiences.  A friend from the gym told me...
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Feb.23.2010
“Maturity is that time when mirrors in our minds turn to windows, and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.” ~ Author Unknown...
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Oct.28.2009
Every day throngs of tourists scramble to the Rialto, Venice's second most photographed bridge (after the Bridge of Sighs).  But in their mad...
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Nov.16.2008
Presented a workshop at a writers' conference this weekend, and I couldn't help but notice that the overall conference attendance was way down from...
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Jan.15.2009
Just three short weeks ago, I weighed 900 pounds and lived in a dumpster - now, I have two beautiful homes, a gorgeous trophy wife and three darling...
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Apr.20.2009
Grateful thanks to Red Room for the front-page placement of my eight-poem feature from the most recent issue of The Missouri Review.  I've been too...
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Red Room Blogs banner photograph (at the top of the page) is of writer Ernest Hemingway with Lady Duff Twysden, Hadley Hemingway, and three unidentified people at a cafe in Pamplona, Spain, during the Fiesta of San Fermin in July 1925; photograph used courtesy of the Ernest Hemingway Collection, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.