Monthly Archives: September 2010

THE LAUNCH OF A CLASH OF INNOCENTS

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Tonight! I’m running around like crazy trying not to get nervous so this is just a quick hi to say it’s all happening at the zoo, over 100 people have said they’ll be coming, and hopefully I’ll remember to ask …

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The Writer as Entrepreneur

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The wonderful Sarah Salway has asked me to talk about my views on the writer as entrepreneur and to discuss the rather iconoclastic route my own writing career has taken. Teacher that she is, she has asked me for some …

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Among the Ruins

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In the autumn of 1978 I met my husband, Mr. D, at graduate school. He was studying Bronze Age archaeology and I was studying ancient Greek language and literature. Our passion for the classics brought us together and this past …

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An Interview with Clare Dudman

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One of the great pleasures of this past summer was reading Clare Dudman’s wonderful new novel, A Place of Meadows and Tall Trees. Set in Patagonia in the mid-19th Century, it follows the dashed dreams and stubborn hopes of a …

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Strike Up the Mariachis

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My friend and fellow poet-playwright, JD Smith, has graciously agreed to be the very first stop on the new yes-it-is-really-happening “A Clash of Innocents” Blog Tour!  And if you allow your mouse to wander over to here, you can see …

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What’s A Picture Worth?

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I know I usually blog on Thursdays, but I couldn’t wait.  Look what was delivered today — and a whole week early. I love my publishers! And come on — it’s real now. So ask me a question, anything you’d …

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Choosing a Title

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At my urging, loyal blog reader, Qwerty Queen, has dared to step up to the podium and ask a question. As you may recall, as part of the A Clash of Innocents blog tour, I offered myself up to you …

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PS: Photos

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A new Ipad, a new camera. If I only had a new brain to work them all.  Oh well, I’m slowly getting there, so now I have two photos taken at the British Science Festival “There’s Science in My Fiction/Poetry” …

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There’s Science in Your Fiction/Poetry

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I haven’t been to Birmingham for over 15 years. What a beautiful downtown area. Victoria Square is lovely with great old monuments and imposing buildings. I met up with Tania Hershman and Brian Clegg for a bite to eat before …

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Two Events Coming This Week

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    There used to be a time when I couldn’t bring myself to make long-range plans because I couldn’t trust that I or any of my loved ones would be around to see them happen.  It was a sad and …

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