Category Archives: Authors

How to write violent scenes, TBM’s Monthly Giveaway, and Murder & Obsession

Back in 2012, I attended the London Book Fair. Two authors hit on a sensitive subject: violence. Anthony Horowitz and Patrick Ness write young adult fiction. And both had drastic thoughts about how to craft violent scenes. Patrick Ness mentioned … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, The Reader, and The Winter Blues Giveaway

A few years ago at the London Book Fair I had the chance to hear Peter James speak. He’s a British author known for crime novels featuring Detective Roy Grace. According to James, crime novels show the best and worst … Continue reading

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Introducing The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. And for all my American friends, happy belated Thanksgiving. I meant to post last week to wish everyone well, but then I decided to take the week off from blogging. It was a … Continue reading

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Harriet Beecher Stowe, Plan Bea, Giveaway

Last week I shared about my 2011 visit to Mark Twain’s house. Just in case you missed, click here. Right next door to Twain’s house is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.  As a history nerd and bookworm this was a pure … Continue reading

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Mark Twain, Quotes, and Giveaway

Thank you! Last week I co-hosted IWSG. What a wild and fun ride. I want to thank everyone for stopping by and extra thanks to all of you who signed up for my mailing list. In case you missed last … Continue reading

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Beatrix Potter, Eastwood House, and a new release by M. Pax

Living in England has provided me many opportunities to visit places where authors have stayed, lived, dined, walked, and explored. Recently we had the amazing opportunity to stay at Eastwood House, which is situated on the banks of the River … Continue reading

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Before I hand over the reins to M. Pax, I have a couple of announcements. First, I set a goal to write 25,000 words this month. So far I’m at 5274. Usually I don’t announce my word count, but in … Continue reading

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The first review batch

Each time I select a few books to read and review on my blog, I plan on introducing them here before I begin. I’m pretty excited to start these. First up: A Republic of Wolves. A City of Ghosts by … Continue reading

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