I Never Asked You, I Just “Changed”

I know I "changed" during 2017, and I realize I never asked readers, nor really even much wondered aloud on here, if you as a reader would be "happy" about that “shift.”

August Autumn

Perhaps six and a half years is simply too long in one blog place and I have worn out my welcome?

The History We Always Live

Two decades ago, I was a lecturer in history and political science, and I heard often from students in the U.S. that they felt they could not relate to American history. I realized I wanted to find a way to help them better do so.

Across The Country… And Back

Me: “It is great to be able to socialize with people in person again.”

“Non, sire, it is a revolution”

When in late August and September 1789 word first began to reach the new United States of America of the upheaval of two hundred thirty-one years ago today that had occurred in the capital of America's closest ally...

“So what’s it called?”

I started with them in 2016 and this will be the third novel I have written featuring these characters in their time. They are now moving into their forties...

“The Devil’s Mistress”

All things considered, even if she had flopped across the pond that would have been far better for her: Miss Baarová should indeed have gone to Hollywood.

The Heart Of Writing

Yesterday was something of a "milestone" in writing the planned new book. I have all of the chapters "framed" from beginning to end...

The Lone Writer Posts

I am sure I am not alone in how I have found that, since the March "lockdown," I am spending more time on social media than ever.

By The Book

I knew a Frenchwoman with diabetes and more than once she did that right in front of me, so it ended up in one of my novels.

The Names

I try to make names properly reflective of a time and place. It’s never easy. Sometimes I just see one somewhere, or on someone, and I have an “Ah ha!” moment.

“25” Strangers?

Writing fiction thankfully still escapes ... efforts at "standardization" and "formalization" and must always.

A House (Always Somewhat) Divided

There is ... a small ... segment of American society of a "supremacist" bent that seems forever unwilling to admit or even able to comprehend that the rest of the world is not by definition inferior or the planet Mars.

First Visit To The Café

Looking to talk writing, it seems #writingcafe is a new hangout. I had a look there recently.

“Happily Ever After” (Not)

I don't think we demand "happy endings" as readers nearly as much as endings that make some sense.