Monthly Archives: March 2009

War Music

Patti Abbott requested that I write a book review of an ignored or forgotten book that I believed needed to be resurrected.  Below is the review, as well as a link to her site. War Music By Christopher Logue An … Continue reading

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November Issue, Historical Novels Review

I was sent a package of the reviews of SWEETSMOKE yesterday by my wonderful editor, Leslie Wells.  Within the package was a review I had not seen.  It was from Historical Novels Review, and written by Jeff Westerhoff.   I … Continue reading

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I have not been blogging about Little League lately because it’s been just too darn painful.  We have a terrifically talented team, but as often happens in baseball, breaks don’t go your way, a call at the plate goes against … Continue reading

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Six weeks out

That is, until the Mystery Writers of America banquet.  Then two weddings follow soon after, so I will be on the East Coast a bunch this spring.  Two visits to New York, one to Miami. 

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How did this happen?

How is it that Jon Stewart is the only guy, the only guy, standing up for us in this mess?  Did you see him?  He was brilliant in his conversation with Jim Cramer.  Mr. Stewart is a decent man, a … Continue reading

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Canberra review

The Civil War revisited in a Virginia slave’s rage FICTION SWEETSMOKE.By David Fuller. Abacus. 309pp. $32.99. Reviewer: MARK THOMAS Some events in nations’ histories are too big-too daunting, inexplicable, blood-soaked and intimidating- to be rendered easily into fiction. So far, … Continue reading

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Pirate treasure?

If you go to today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, you will see the Lunar X.  I think we can start an internet conspiracy theory — do you think people will believe there’s pirate treasure buried under the X?  http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html … Continue reading

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Papa’s Birthday

My father’s birthday is today.  I believe he turns 40.  Hard to believe he could be younger than his children, but isn’t that the miracle of today’s science.  Happy Birthday, Papa. 

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Little, Brown UK

The UK version of Sweetsmoke will drop April 16th, so fly on over there to pick up your copy! 

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Australia and New Zealand

I was incorrect yesterday.  Hachette Australia just published there, and the reviews, I hear, have been wonderful.  I have only seen one, but this inter-company bulletin from Hachette gives more information. The reviews for David Fuller’s Sweetsmoke have all been … Continue reading

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