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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 2019.

A Chapter Is Born

By several months ago, I had pretty much framed the plot-line for the sequel to Passports. There had been some tinkering too since then, of course. Overall, though, I had been gradually […]

Monticello v. Mount Vernon

We know yesterday President Obama took France’s visiting President Hollande on a tour of Thomas Jefferson’s estate, Monticello. Hmm. One wonders if Jefferson’s view of Rosalie and William’s Franco-American romance – which […]

Oh, Deer

You probably think homes in the Catskills 3 hours north of New York City are isolated? That no one knocks on your door unexpectedly? And that reality must make writing easier? Uh, […]