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A Fond Farewell to Barbara Mertz

I was very sorry to hear about the passing of mystery author Babara Mertz this week, at age 85. She sounded like a most adventurous and intriguing woman! She wrote nonfiction books on archeology (the career to which she originally … Continue reading

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Do You Believe in Ghosts?

So far, 2013 for me has been all about the release of my first Quinn Matthews Haunting Mystery, Dark Music. Since I originally conceived of this story decades ago, and reworked it several times before finally turning it into a … Continue reading

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“The Ugly Duckling” Revisited

One interpretation with which I still disagree, though, is of “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen. That’s because the essay interprets this story as being about beauty, and concludes this is a destructive value to pass on to kids. Continue reading






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Book Discussion at Riverdale Library

Had a great time last night visiting with the Book Discussion Group at the Riverdale Public Library here in NJ! I approached the library a few months back about having a discussion of my latest book, DANU’S CHILDREN. Margaret O’Keefe, … Continue reading

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow…

I made it up to Scranton and back with no issues last Saturday, and spent a nice afternoon at Possibilities Books & Gifts. I sold and signed a few copies of DANU’S CHILDREN, and gave out a few more bookmarks, … Continue reading

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Return to Scranton!

Weather permitting, I will be going back to Scranton, Pa., next Saturday (2/6) for an Open House at the New Age bookstore Possibilities. Apparently they hold this event for all their authors every year on Super Bowl weekend. Maybe the … Continue reading

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Market Research

I’m also starting a blog on Live Journal and I’m planning to link it with this one. Meanwhile, maybe you can help me with a little market research! If you’ve been reading this blog, some of this background will be … Continue reading

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Progress on Perilious Prequel

So far, I am thinking of setting ONE BLOOD in 1996-7. I’ve even printed out calendars of those years. 1996 syncs up especially well with the days on which I have things happening in the book–for example, I have Halloween … Continue reading

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I’m basking in a “Meager Puddle of Limelight”…

I’ve been notified that I’ve won the 2009 Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line, a competition administered by Jon Gibbs on his LiveJournal blog “An Englishman in New Jersey.” Only LiveJournal members could vote, and I’m gratified … Continue reading

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Post-Thanksgiving

Hope everyone had a great holiday. I spent mine in Scranton, Pa. Maybe it’s true that you always return to the scene of the crime…The drive into town hasn’t changed a bit from my college days, although parts of the … Continue reading

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