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The Journey …by Bluette Matthey

Hardy Durkin, the veteran trekker, and protagonist of the Hardy Durkin Travel Mystery Series takes readers to off-the-beaten-path locales rather than the ‘Ten days in Europe’ itinerary, but locales are no less intriguing.  Thanks to my father, I have been traveling since childhood, and… Continue Reading “The Journey …by Bluette Matthey”

Interviewing Tom Pearson

There’s a series of short poems in Section Five of The Sandpiper’s Spell, which include some of my favorites. They are quite minimal and juxtapose images with simple observation and metaphor. “I dream of kumquats…” is a favorite among them:

‘Why I Write’ by Caleb Smith

“I write because it fulfills me. I do it for the pure joy of the thing and if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.” —-Stephen King 

The Making of “The Relationship Guide: The Business and Science of Reasoning” by Jacob Isom

While this project took years to complete, normally a writer would not dare spend that amount of time, resources, and money to bring an idea to fruition. But this project is not like any other piece of creative work that I have produced. It… Continue Reading “The Making of “The Relationship Guide: The Business and Science of Reasoning” by Jacob Isom”

Writing Memoir Became My Heroine Journey by Maria Warner

Like a typical heroine, what I thought I wanted and what I needed to expose themselves in the process of writing. When I became an empty nester, I knew that I needed something to fulfil my life. Sitting on my meditation mat one morning… Continue Reading “Writing Memoir Became My Heroine Journey by Maria Warner”

WRITE FOR THE WHOLE WORLD. Seriously. by Gillespie Lamb

What is a “serious” novel? Some writers need to know so they can be seen doing “serious” work. My advice: Don’t think in such terms. Tell a story honestly and well and the coveted “serious” appellation may well find its way to your book.

Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband

In our book The Backpack Years, my husband James and I wrote two parallel, intertwining memoirs. After hearing about our project, many people jokingly ask if we are still married. Yes, we are still married, and it was an amazing experience. The process of… Continue Reading “Two Memories Are Better Than One: The unique experience of writing a memoir with my husband”

I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci

All art forms are for two: the audience, and the artist. As the artist, one seeks to create something that will move the audience, teach them, humor them, or simply make them think about a topic in a new way. At the same time… Continue Reading “I Write to Right my Mind By Eleanor Amicucci”

Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia”

Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It and Iris Novak’s An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia were written in two different countries and describe different times: the first speaks about the U.K. in the 21st century and the second about the ex- Yugoslavia… Continue Reading “Balancing business and family in Allison Pearson’s “I Don’t Know How She Does It” and Iris Novak’s “An Independent Woman in Yugoslavia””