In Search of Doors: V.E. Schwab

In Search of Doors: V.E. Schwab

A simply marvelous Tolkien Lecture by the wonderful writer Victoria Schwab. Schwab speaks of J.K. Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Susanne Clarke and so many more writers who have my world astonishing, more hopeful and yes, stranger as well. I truly enjoyed every moment of this...
Kindle Scout Success Story: Ned Hayes

Kindle Scout Success Story: Ned Hayes

Highlights: Ned Hayes Ned Hayes was a part-time author of historical fiction when he got the idea for The Eagle Tree. The novel was so different from his previous work that he feared nobody but him would like it. He decided to submit the novel to Kindle Scout – a...
Poem: The Trees

Poem: The Trees

To celebrate Arbor Day 2018 I’m celebrating Arbor Day by posting a poem about trees. The Trees by Philip Larkin The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that they...
Poem: The Continuous Life, Mark Strand

Poem: The Continuous Life, Mark Strand

(posted on Mark Strand’s birthday – April 11, 1934) What of the neighborhood homes awash In a silver light, of children hunched in the bushes, Watching the grown-ups for signs of surrender, Signs that the irregular pleasures of moving From day to day, of...