Recently I turned down an interview request from a US podcaster because I felt that I could not do full justice to her suggested main subject. I didn’t think it would be fair talking with her merely for the sake of just talking – even if doing that might in some ways perhaps have been usefully self-promotional.
I advise anyone now to be cautious, very cautious, on Twitter. The only reason I have not deleted my account is because I do like engaging carefully with decent people when possible. And many readers now expect authors to have Twitter accounts.
If you have had experiences such as my family has had (and yours may have had too), you learn that there are those times that nothing can be done by others to stop self-destruction.
It is no secret that this US president evokes wildly negative feelings in many. [Full disclosure: I did not vote for him.]
Teaching “old” novels that also contain vulgarities and slurs – novels which usually had been targeted at adult readers when they were originally written – in high school literature is always going to be contentious.
There is a reason we have a secret ballot: none of us need ever reveal, explain, or justify our vote to anyone if we wish not to do so – and that includes to the Guardian.
This is one of the most scorching reviews I have ever read.
Much is being revealed now about the predatory sexual behaviors over the years of a famous and extraordinarily powerful film producer…
As a novelist, I believe words do matter greatly…
My cousin (my late novelist uncle’s son), his wife, and their three sons have lived for years in Newtown, Connecticut…
Well, another week is upon us. Another Monday. However, today is a bit different for me: It’s my birthday! My presents there? All of Mad Men and The West Wing on DVD! […]
Two things to remember in historical fiction writing are these: 1) Who is telling your story? 2) What could characters know in their time? For example, if you are composing a tale […]
Hello from rural Pennsylvania! On Saturday we flew over to the US as you saw yesterday if you follow me on Instagram. In explaining, I had a bit of “1700s” fun in […]
As you may have seen, CNN is caught up in a social media controversy. One of its reporters unmasked and confronted the pseudonymous originator of a “meme”/”gif” that sees U.S. President Donald […]