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R. J. Nello

Author: “Conventions: The Garden At Paris,” “Passports,” “Frontiers,” and “Distances.” British Airways frequent flier. Lover of the Catskill Mountains...and the 1700s. New novel of 1797-1805, "Tomorrow The Grace," due out in shortly.

Twenty Years Ago Today

One never knows what lies around the next corner and what trials may land upon us. Regardless I hope and pray now, today, that there shall be at least another twenty years more, which is, I suppose, overwhelming evidence of happiness in a marriage.

Corrections, Corrections, Corrections

His last book had been published in 2004. I remember my mother around 2010 once having a go about my uncle’s internet behavior. After getting off of the phone with him, in her kitchen Mom threw up her hands in disgust to me and declared something like, “Hemingway keeps moaning he can’t write another novel. He sure as hell could if he’d just stay the hell off of Facebook.”

That Insta-Pianoforte

A “spirited” online discussion is one thing, but NEVER be libelous… or, well, stupid in what you write. Think before you post anything. I am sure you know seemingly EVERYONE is now on social media somewhere – including, uh, your employer, or your desired future employer, or that college you so hope to attend. You NEVER know who will see what you post…

A Kindle Peek

I wrote Conventions: The Garden At Paris imagining there might be two further volumes someday – all of them to be stand alone novels each of which may be read on its own. But each book has proven such a massive writing undertaking that for now I feel I have yet again largely run out of steam: I’m exhausted. So it’s two books. As for a third? I hope so. We’ll see.