Make America Naughty Again

Make America Naughty Again

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As many of my readers know, I haven't been able to quit my day job. Fortunately, ...

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

Cain is able, better than most, and far darker: An Appreciation

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At least thirty years had passed since I first read The Postman Always Rings Twice by James Cain. ...

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

The Magical Lure of the Intimate Voice

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I have written here and elsewhere of the power of a great opening line. If you ...

I’m Sorry, Anna.

I’m Sorry, Anna.

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Mark Twain For more years than I'd care to admit, my take on Leo Tolstoy's novel ...

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

What’s Your Dream Reading Spot?

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On a lounge chair near a waterfall? How about a desert isle beneath the shade of ...

Books and Cigars? Yep!

Books and Cigars? Yep!

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Never done a book event in a cigar bar, so this should be interesting--and fun (and ...

A Truly Challenging Question for Me (and You)

A Truly Challenging Question for Me (and You)

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I received an email from the folks at Goodreads asking for me to answer the following ...

Can’t Leave Rachel Out!

Can’t Leave Rachel Out!

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As you might infer, the main character in my Rachel Gold mystery series is named Rachel ...

Relaxing With Some Tense Thoughts

Relaxing With Some Tense Thoughts

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My epiphany occurred as I read an interview of John Updike from nearly a half century ...

What’s in a Name? (The Sequel)

What’s in a Name? (The Sequel)

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A few weeks ago I wrote a post on all those novels--including three of my own--that ...