Monthly Archives: August 2014

***** Book Review: Mink River, by Brian Doyle

Mink River was a total surprise and a pure joy! The action takes place in the fictional Northwestern coastal town of Neawanka. The narrator, twelve year-old Daniel Cooney, tells the story of his Irish-Salish-Indian family and how their lives intertwine … Continue reading

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Honored to be 1 of 50 Modern St. Louis Authors to be Recognized at Missouri History Museum Event

On Sunday September 28th, from 2-4 p.m., try to stop by the Missouri History Museum at 5700 Lindell Blvd (at DeBalivere) St. Louis, MO in beautiful Forest Park. A few of us will briefly speak about our books or experiences … Continue reading

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4**** Review: Orange is the New Black

I almost didn’t read this book because I’d heard the author, Piper Kerman, described as a stereotypical, mean rich girl who only cozies up to the unfortunates with whom she’s incarcerated because she’s a calculating narcissist bitch. I totally did … Continue reading

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My Upcoming Novel, “Afterlife in Harlem,” features Bill Clinton and Alexander Hamilton

Coincidence? Did you know that many contemporaries of the Founding Father, Alexander Hamilton, thought he was half black and half white. According to the historian Ron Chernow, President John Adams, who was often at loggerheads with Hamilton, called him “That … Continue reading

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Something That People Don’t Know About Me

It was September 24, 1964 when I stepped onto the gangway of the Queen Elizabeth. I was ambivalent about going to Bregenz, Austria. No one I knew well had applied to the program, I didn’t want to leave my boyfriend; … Continue reading

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Book Review: Notes From No Man’s Land, by Eula Biss

Notes From No Man’s Land, by Eula Biss ‘Time and Distance Overcome,’ the first essay traces the invention of the telephone and use of telephone poles to explore America’s history of racism. It’s an interesting, unusual and provocative way to … Continue reading

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