Browsing Month July, 2014

Reading/signing on Saturday, Sept. 6th

I've been asked to do a signing/reading at the Morrison-Talbott Library, Waterloo, Illinois on Saturday, September 6, 2014. I will have copies of BAXTER'S FRIENDS and RUNNING AT NIGHT to purchase. Hope to see some of you more...

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Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

Continuing my comments on books that influenced me most, I can truthfully say Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier contained the most beautiful use of language of any novel I've read. The book is lyrical, poetic. It is well known that Hemingway eschewed adjectives. Recently, I read a quote attributed to Twain, the essence of which was if a writer is unsure about the use of more...

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Two pieces of writing due out in July

I will have two pieces published in July. The first, ONE MAN'S PATRIOT, will be published by 100 Word Story. It was an interesting exercise writing a complete, coherent story in 100 words. The second is WILD BILL, which will appear in Red Earth Review. WILD BILL is the story about the uneasy relationship between a retired, middle aged accountant and his neighbor, more...

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