Writing About War: Review

While watching a retrospective on the American film maker, Ken Burns, the commentator announced that Burns was soon to release a new documentary about the Vietnam War. After seeing a short heartbreaking clip, I thought about the 50,000+ American soldiers (many of them drafted) who lost their lives in a foreign war the U.S. inherited […]

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Sandra Carey Cody’s New Novel

My good friend and colleague from Avalon Books has recently published a new book, An Uncertain Path. Here are a few word about the book from Sandra Carey Cody’s own writer’s blog, Birth of a Novel, also on WordPress. A tragic accident links the lives of two young women, unrelated, unknown to one another, causing each […]

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New Release: American Historical

Pavane for Miss Marcher 1871. The war has been over for six years but Rupe Smith still fights his demons. Ten years have passed since he left his Maine village. His Wyoming ranch is the one place he wants to be and the last place he can be. There is no escape from the guilt […]

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Writing the Perfect Ending

Reposted from Classic and Cozy Books, published on June 27, 2017, in honor of Margaret Mitchell What’s in an Ending? Some of us write in a kind of stream of consciousness way. Some of us plot. Some of us outline. Some of us have an idea that writes itself. We all must find a way of […]

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CJ Verburg’s Another Number for the Road

On my EverWriting blog, I’ve reviewed CJ Verburg’s mystery novel set in the Sixties and Eighties, Another Number for the Road, published by Boom Books this year. CJ Verburg is an accomplished playwright and director, writer and editor. She is a founding member of the Indie Publishing Group that meets in the Mechanics Institute Library […]

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