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mary-wilkinson's picture
Apr.09.2009
Special time of day. Nettle tea brews in a blue teacup to my right. Dog snoozes on the wooden bench to my left. Laptop on kitchen table before me,...
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Apr.10.2009
The fish market had a queue out the door. Everyone it seems wants to eat fish on this Friday and so we, hubby and I, stood patiently for our turn....
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Apr.11.2009
Layered day. Intricate layers of moments. Definite shades of  rich chocolate interspersed with cream. Holidays are good. They offer time. Time to...
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Apr.12.2009
I am these days a big glistening salmon swimming upstream to lay my eggs, my words on paper. Heavy with insight and thoughts I seek a cool shady spot...
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Apr.13.2009
I'm in the lonely mode again. The aren't we all alone in the end kind of thinking. The slate grey sky plays host to my haunting thoughts. It...
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Apr.14.2009
I drove down to the bowels of the country today, back into a lost place, the Ireland that I had thought no longer existed. Middle son had a training...
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Apr.15.2009
The sweetness of Summer has already graced the kitchen countertop in the form of fresh Oregano plucked from the garden. Despite the rainfall I...
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Apr.16.2009
There is some new space in my mind. Today, a small glimmer of light has fallen into place and I can see more clearly  now. Spring cleaning took up...
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Apr.17.2009
I can literally go for weeks without speaking to anyone save the family within these four walls and then, a day, like today, comes along and what...
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Apr.18.2009
The night sky is fine silk strewn across the horizon. It is a blending of a heavenly grey and a light blue. I am upstairs, cocooned in my bedrooom...
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Feb.13.2009
If you're looking for an unusual sweet for Valentine's Day, try this recipe for chai tea truffles. Chocolate infused with flavors from the East--what...
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May.26.2010
 Judgments collected under the awning, hummed against the shell of her ear. Her skull slammed in her head. Payroll hands weighed the options...
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Nov.21.2009
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have also spoken: "SFWA supports the fundamental principle that writers should be paid...
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Jan.08.2010
The unwrapping of a brand new calendar holds such promise. I suppose it’s because it brings us all a fresh opportunity to get things right, to find...
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Feb.15.2010
SHATTERING GLASS, Gail Giles. From the flap copy: "Simon Glass was easy to hate....I guess, really we each hated him for a different reason,...
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Mar.02.2010
Over at BiblioBuffet this week I'm talking about "Size Matters: Fat Books I Have Loved" and if you scroll down you'll see a Crazy Beautiful...
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Feb.10.2012
Hard as it may be to believe, there’s always room for one more vampire book – there’s always room for one more of anything, however over-saturated a...
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Apr.24.2012
Every writer has one of three basic weaknesses: bad starts, saggy middles, weak endings – all need attention but the one that is the most detrimental...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Jul.15.2009
It's very early--the reissue of Summer's Child won't be out until April 2010--but I can't resist sharing the cover that's in the works. I love it and...
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diane-chamberlain's picture
Apr.19.2010
Whoa, this is what I look like after a few weeks of working ’round the clock. Tired. John snapped this pic of me at Starbucks this morning while I...
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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.