Monthly Archives: September 2009

What Now? Awaiting the Muse, or Not

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Clash of the Innocents, my second novel,  has started its way in the world and the inevitable question is, “what now?”  I have a list of projects, all lined up like ducks in a row, that have been waiting patiently …

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Reviewing the Publishing Roller Coaster

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Gentle Reader,If you cast your eyes ever so slightly to the right, you will see my “Progress Report” Bar.  Do notice that it is completely, completely, filled in with a lovely purple hue from left all the way to the …

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Genius Floored: A Report and a Competition

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Genius Floored: a great title for a wonderful book with a great cover (sorry, the photo doesn’t do it justice). Published by Soaring Penguin, a small press that heard about the project and stepped up to help. Thank God for …

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Edits and Readings

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I’m in a bit of a rush right now so this will be quick.A couple of weeks ago I made a big announcement that I had completed my new manuscript. Well, never mind.In my exuberance, not to mention impatience, I …

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History and Politics in Berlin

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Living in Europe, I’m surrounded by history in a way I never was living in New York. Of course it’s in the nature of history that most of it is before my time and only really touches me tangentially, at …

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Not Back to School

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Yesterday was the first day in over twenty years when, all things being equal, I didn’t have to wake up at some ungodly hour to send some kid off to school. I slept in until 8.30 (jet-lag assisted). The house …

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The Real Wizard of Oz

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I had a wonderful professor back in graduate school who we affectionately called “Kenny Rainbow.” There were many reasons for this, but the main reason was that through the years, into middle and then older age, he continued to be …

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Kreativity

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Susan Richardson has very kindly awarded me the “Kreativ Blogger” award. I actually received this a while ago and responded here. The response I gave before still applies, but now, several months and a summertime later, it all has a …

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