Monthly archives: April, 2016

Dickens wrote it long ago, and not much has changed.

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it…



The Rosie Project

I’m on chapter two and have already busted out laughing a dozen times. I believe this is going to be a great read.   http://www.amazon.com/Rosie-Project-Novel-Graeme-Simsion/dp/1476729093/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1461940925&sr=1-1&keywords=the+rosie+project  



I would have read, “Go Set a Watchman” by now if I had known the history behind it.

Taken from “The Writer’s Almanac.” It’s the birthday of novelist Harper Lee  born Nelle Harper Lee in Monroeville, Alabama (1926). Childhood friends described Lee as the “Queen of the Tomboys,” unafraid to get in playground fights with boys. Sometimes she beat up the boys who were bullying Truman Capote, who spent summers with relatives in Monroeville, and…



John Milton

On this day in 1667, the poet John Milton (books by this author) sold the copyright for his masterpiece, Paradise Lost, for 10 pounds. Milton had championed the cause of Oliver Cromwell and the Parliament over the king during the English Civil War, and published a series of radical pamphlets in support of such things…



Wanted-Book Clubs

I’m an author in search of readers. If your club decides to read my memoir, Crime A Day: Death By Electric Chair & Other Boyhood pursuits, or one of my other published books, I’ll be available to answer questions by SKYPE, email, or perhaps in person if I’m in your area. http://www.authorsden.com/visit/author.asp?authorid=186058 “Historically important, insightful,…