Tuesday’s Gone – Book Review

She pressed her head harder against the door, feeling her brain working, her thoughts hissing. She couldn’t stop herself: the past was seeping into the present and there were things she needed to know. She wondered why she was doing this. Why was she going back? – from Tuesday’s Gone, page 62 – Frieda Klein…

Mailbox Monday – May 27, 2013

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday and which is hosted by Abi at For the Love of Books this month. Visit the dedicated blog for the meme to see the complete tour schedule in the right sidebar. This week I received an amazing array of fabulous books: The fantastic people from Penguin sent me a…

Beyond the Shadow of War: The Living Memorial Sculpture Garden

This is a piece I wrote which was first published on The Piker Press in 2005. I thought it would be nice to share it with my blog readers on this Memorial Day weekend. All photos in this post are clickable to enjoy a larger view.  ********************************************** Situated in the high desert of Northern California,…

Sunday Salon – May 26, 2013

May 26, 2013 Good morning and welcome to this week’s edition of The Sunday Salon. Visit the Facebook Page for links to other bloggers’ posts. I hope my US readers are enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. We’ve had beautiful weather here – sunshine and in the 70’s, although today is a little cloudy. Normally, I…

The Other Typist – Book Review

It all went on harmoniously, that is, until they hired the other typist. – from The Other Typist – It is Prohibition and Rose Baker is working as a typist in the New York City Police Department. Each day she carefully records confessions, then returns to her gloomy boarding house where she shares a room…