Image Credit: “Old Newsie” Photo – CallingExtra.com by Kristina Romero Recently I received this cry of outrage and a request for clarity from a fellow book lover and avid reader of magazines and newspapers who is dismayed at the state of English usage in the media. A summary of her complaint, and my thoughts, follow. Comments are welcome. QUESTION Hi, … More Q&A #2: Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Press clueless as to “whom” should take over . . .
Reposted from The Patient Path January 16, 2015 Photo Credit: “Serenity” by Cheri Lucas Rowlands, WordPress Staff Member Mid-January already! So much to write, so much not written. But I am being patient on the path as I sort through my list and take my to-dos all the way to dones. While I gather my thoughts, I thought … More Serenity . . . & Author Elizabeth Gilbert
The Golden Book…A True Treasure The Silver Pen Pin…A Lovely Gift As you recover from a serious illness, all things therapeutic become achingly important. One of the most vital is reconnecting with who you feel yourself to be, beyond the reaches of cells gone bad. Reposted from The Patient Path March 14, 2014 The question of identity … More Reading & Writing as Therapy
Lessons from a pretty, but fragile, aqua bulb lamp Reposted from The Patient Path March 6, 2014 Shattered Glass & Fragmented Spirits Part of my personal treatment plan is to sort through all of my possessions—mounds of them, many of them paper records and memorabilia—and consolidate and clear out as much as possible. This is excruciatingly difficult. … More You Can’t Unbreak Glass…but the Fragments Can Be Contained
An aspiring author meets an expert, beloved one at Bouchercon 2013 in Albany. They are permanently linked through a beautiful blue necklace. . . . Part 1 Is Here Originally Posted on the Mystery/Crime Blog Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room. In Part 1, we left off where my friend Pat said, … More Bouchercon 2013 Author Encounter: “Anne Perry’s Necklace,” Part 2
An aspiring author meets an expert, beloved one at Bouchercon 2013 in Albany. They are permanently linked through a beautiful blue necklace. . . . Part 2 Is Here Originally Posted October 5, 2013, on the Mystery/Crime Blog Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room. On Friday, September 20, with time to kill at … More Bouchercon 2013 Author Encounter: “Anne Perry’s Necklace,” Part 1
It started in May 2012 with a tap on my shoulder after an author talk at the local library. At the end of the session, I raised my hand and boldly mentioned to the new author, a local fiction writer, that I was an “out of work editor.” She wasn’t particularly interested, but the man … More The (L)On(e)ly Editor: A “Rewriter” Among Writers
Reposted from the Mystery/Crime Blog Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room: Part 1, Overview, appeared on September 22, 2012. Part 2, In the Woods, followed on September 29, 2012. BOOK & AUTHOR REVIEW: TANA FRENCH – PART 1: OVERVIEW Young, talented Tana French (born 1973) is an Irish novelist whose debut psychological murder mystery/crime thriller won the … More Book & Author Review: Tana French