A Day in Covid Life
It’s not about why. It’s not even about how. He didn’t want to catch COVID, quite simply because he didn’t like to get sick. He was a hard worker and illness interrupted his productivity. Not the kind of guy who enjoyed lying in bed binging on Netflix. So he was careful and respected the CDC […]
“A Perfect Crime” by A Yi
How the mystery novel has changed over the past two centuries Wilkie Collins wrote the first American mystery novel, The Woman in White, published in 1859. However, Edgar Allen Poe’s gruesome The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket preceded it by about twenty years. To the mystery reader, they bear interest to see how […]
A Merry Christmas Gift for You
Something non-deminational everyone can enjoy It’s that day and that time of year, and I won’t say more except to introduce you to two, yet two, audio treats to listen to. They’re totally family-friendly, so everyone can listen. I give thanks to our sister website, Fictional Cafe, and Ruby Fink, the Audio Arts Barista, for […]
On Literary Criticism and the Cult of Author Worship
Part II There are some books you wish would never end (and in fact one reviewer of Bridge Across the Ocean wrote those same words) and some books you just can’t wait until they end. You finish reading them out of respect for the author but keep fanning the remaining pages, wishing they would hurry […]
Bridge Across The Ocean
2020: I work with my associate editor to get Bridge Across the Ocean, my upcoming novel, down from over 115,000 to around 85,000 words. We also start working on a collection of my short stories—stay tuned for that!
Anarchy and The Strong Stuff
2019: The long-anticipated Anarchy, third in the Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers trilogy, finally sees print, along with our very first Fictional Café anthology. And to top it off, I start a major edit of a treasured unpublished manuscript, Bridge Across the Ocean.