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The New AndraWatkins.com is Live!

01/06/2015 14:09:44 PM

Please check it out HERE. http://andrawatkins.com/2015/01/06/welcome-to-the-new-andrawatkins-com/ Some purchase links won’t go anywhere until the books launch. Please let me know if you have trouble subscribing or commenting.

The New AndraWatkins.com is Live!

01/06/2015 14:09:44 PM

Please check it out HERE. http://andrawatkins.com/2015/01/06/welcome-to-the-new-andrawatkins-com/ Some purchase links won’t go anywhere until the books launch. Please let me know if you have trouble subscribing or commenting.

Welcome to the New AndraWatkins.com!

01/05/2015 03:00:02 AM

Welcome! If there’s a party going on ’round here, it’s because I’ve finally finished my new website. I hope you’ll click yourself silly and stay awhile. If you see any typos or general problems, shoot me a message at rea

When You Can’t Stand the Sound of Your Own Voice, Stop Listening

01/04/2015 13:56:59 PM

I may finally be a certifiable geek. No, I'm not tech savvy. Not by those standards. But I've learned more about recording audio tracks in the past couple of weeks than I ever wanted to know. I even made my dim brain read acres and acres of ...

When You Can’t Stand the Sound of Your Own Voice, Stop Listening

01/04/2015 13:56:59 PM

I may finally be a certifiable geek. No, I'm not tech savvy. Not by those standards. But I've learned more about recording audio tracks in the past couple of weeks than I ever wanted to know. I even made my dim brain read acres and acres of ...

A Special Toy for 2015

01/02/2015 09:33:28 AM

"What's this?" I eyed MTM over a square box. Maybe I blushed at the picture on the front. Maybe. Curved handle. Multi-speed buttons. Attachments for that "special place." Tubes of "accessories." A charging cradle. "It's waterproof," I squealed. ...

A Special Toy for 2015

01/02/2015 09:33:28 AM

"What's this?" I eyed MTM over a square box. Maybe I blushed at the picture on the front. Maybe. Curved handle. Multi-speed buttons. Attachments for that "special place." Tubes of "accessories." A charging cradle. "It's waterproof," I squealed. ...

Being the Change I Want to See

12/29/2014 01:00:00 AM

If 2014 taught me one thing, it’s this: Life = Change. Planned changes, like closing my consulting firm after a decade. In 2015, when someone asks me what I do, will it still feel weird to say, “I’m a writer!”?? Unplanned chan

Being the Change I Want to See

12/29/2014 01:00:00 AM

If 2014 taught me one thing, it’s this: Life = Change. Planned changes, like closing my consulting firm after a decade. In 2015, when someone asks me what I do, will it still feel weird to say, “I’m a writer!”?? Unplanned chan

Being the Change I Want to See

12/29/2014 01:00:00 AM

If 2014 taught me one thing, it’s this: Life = Change. Planned changes, like closing my consulting firm after a decade. In 2015, when someone asks me what I do, will it still feel weird to say, “I’m a writer!”?? Unplanned chan

All Is Merry and Blind

12/23/2014 01:00:00 AM

Christmas week. Less than a month until two books launch. And I'm legally blind in my right eye.

All Is Merry and Blind

12/23/2014 01:00:00 AM

Christmas week. Less than a month until two books launch. And I'm legally blind in my right eye.

All Is Merry and Blind

12/23/2014 01:00:00 AM

Christmas week. Less than a month until two books launch. And I'm legally blind in my right eye.

Make a Memory: Angie Mizzell

12/19/2014 18:16:48 PM

Make a Memory is a movement, a challenge to turn I wish I had into I’m glad I did in 2015. Reach out and claim an adventure this year. Make a Memory before it’s too late. To inspire you, I’ve asked writer/producer Angie Mizzell to

Featured Event: Not Without My Father Launch Party 1.15.15

12/19/2014 17:28:57 PM

Slammed by Sibilance

12/17/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sibilance. For those of us who know nothing about the mysterious world of audio recording, it's a thing that happens. Listening devices emit searing static, usually when the vocalist speaks the letters S, C and sometimes T. And I have the most ...

Slammed by Sibilance

12/17/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sibilance. For those of us who know nothing about the mysterious world of audio recording, it's a thing that happens. Listening devices emit searing static, usually when the vocalist speaks the letters S, C and sometimes T. And I have the most ...

Slammed by Sibilance

12/17/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sibilance. For those of us who know nothing about the mysterious world of audio recording, it's a thing that happens. Listening devices emit searing static, usually when the vocalist speaks the letters S, C and sometimes T. And I have the most ...

The Mote in my Eye

12/15/2014 01:00:00 AM

A quick post. I'm writing. And recording. In a cabin outside of Brevard, North Carolina. Thanks to the generosity of Chris Mills, I'm writing yards from Cardinal Road. The ocular toxoplasmosis in my right eye has flared in a mighty way. Days ...

The Mote in my Eye

12/15/2014 01:00:00 AM

A quick post. I'm writing. And recording. In a cabin outside of Brevard, North Carolina. Thanks to the generosity of Chris Mills, I'm writing yards from Cardinal Road. The ocular toxoplasmosis in my right eye has flared in a mighty way. Days ...

The Mote in my Eye

12/15/2014 01:00:00 AM

A quick post. I'm writing. And recording. In a cabin outside of Brevard, North Carolina. Thanks to the generosity of Chris Mills, I'm writing yards from Cardinal Road. The ocular toxoplasmosis in my right eye has flared in a mighty way. Days ...

Gang Banged by Sound

12/10/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sound. As I type to the hum of traffic, the cross-hatch of MTM's pen, the pulse of keys, I sob and wish sound weren't a thing. I know people who are virtually deaf. I don't wish for that fate or mean to diminish their disability. But I am ...

Gang Banged by Sound

12/10/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sound. As I type to the hum of traffic, the cross-hatch of MTM's pen, the pulse of keys, I sob and wish sound weren't a thing. I know people who are virtually deaf. I don't wish for that fate or mean to diminish their disability. But I am ...

Gang Banged by Sound

12/10/2014 01:00:00 AM

Sound. As I type to the hum of traffic, the cross-hatch of MTM's pen, the pulse of keys, I sob and wish sound weren't a thing. I know people who are virtually deaf. I don't wish for that fate or mean to diminish their disability. But I am ...

Give the Gift of Indie for the Holidays

12/08/2014 02:00:00 AM

No, not Indiana Jones (though I'd take him.) Gift indie books by indie authors and help talented people find an audience for their work. My suggestions:

Give the Gift of Indie for the Holidays

12/08/2014 02:00:00 AM

No, not Indiana Jones (though I'd take him.) Gift indie books by indie authors and help talented people find an audience for their work. My suggestions:

Give the Gift of Indie for the Holidays

12/08/2014 02:00:00 AM

No, not Indiana Jones (though I'd take him.) Gift indie books by indie authors and help talented people find an audience for their work. My suggestions:

Give Your Friends A Peek

12/04/2014 01:00:00 AM

You know you want to show your friends you're part of the in-crowd. Whether you're an advance reader or launch day buyer, everyone can get into the Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Make a Memory spirit RIGHT ...

Give Your Friends A Peek

12/04/2014 01:00:00 AM

You know you want to show your friends you're part of the in-crowd. Whether you're an advance reader or launch day buyer, everyone can get into the Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Make a Memory spirit RIGHT ...

Give Your Friends A Peek

12/04/2014 01:00:00 AM

You know you want to show your friends you're part of the in-crowd. Whether you're an advance reader or launch day buyer, everyone can get into the Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace Make a Memory spirit RIGHT ...

Dump On Me

12/03/2014 01:00:00 AM

Okay, Dear Reader. I'm ready. For you to dump on me. Give me your unvarnished opinions. In 2015, I want my words and examples to compel people to Make a Memory of their own. I've included working text and examples below. Is it confusing? Does ...

Say It Isn’t So (A Post About You)

12/02/2014 02:00:00 AM

A Tuesday post!! From Moi! To persecute your inbox and give you another thing you don't have time to read!!!!! Say it isn't so!!!!!!! Bwahahahahaha. (To quote Lou Mello.) I owe you an apology. You, Dear Reader. Not Lou Mello.

I’ve Got The P.O.W.ER

12/01/2014 03:00:27 AM

And YOU should have the P.O.W.ER, too. Lisa A. Kramer's debut novel P.O.W.ER (Word Hermit Press) launches today. I was lucky to read a preview copy, and I've included my Goodreads review below. My Goodreads Review of P.O.W.ER: Lisa A. Kramer's ...

The Incredible Faintness of Being

11/26/2014 04:21:03 AM

The Architect preferred white plates. No rims. Slick buggers, soapy and wet. A slice plowed her middle finger when she dropped one. An ironic flip-off. She saw blood and bone. Her meat and marrow. Her axis tilted sideways, but she stayed upright. ...

Here’s To Your Thanksgiving!

11/26/2014 01:00:00 AM

Thank you. For your various e-mails, calls, cards and texts. Because I can’t keep up with where I’ve said what, please accept this post as a comprehensive update on MTM’s surgery. MTM came through the procedure well and is recupera

Over It

11/24/2014 03:00:36 AM

Maybe a quick post. Maybe not. MTM's collarbone surgery is at 2:30pm today. It's scheduled to take 2 1/2 hours. We both appreciate thoughts and prayers (especially since MTM won't be able to eat all day. People are prone to become grouchy when ...

A Pox On Your House

11/20/2014 02:22:24 AM

Thanks to the ear bud wearing jerk on the bridge, MTM is having surgery. This Monday. 2:30pm EST.

Read Changelings: Into the Mist by Katie Sullivan

11/19/2014 02:00:47 AM

I was honored to read an advance copy of Katie Sullivan’s debut novel Changelings: Into the Mist. A gripping read set in Ireland in the recent and distant past, Katie’s book turns pages. I meant to put the book down and sleep, again and ...

I’m Dating Another Man

11/17/2014 02:00:00 AM

It started online. That's how so many affairs happen these days, right? We connect with strangers in cyberspace. The veil of molecular ether makes us bolder. Maybe even flirtier. We form connections across airwaves. Fiber optic cables. Keys. ...

Give Signed Copies of To Live Forever for the Holidays

11/15/2014 02:00:00 AM

By now, your holiday shopping is probably in full swing. It’s the perfect time to give the gift of reading. Between now and December 5, I’ll be taking orders for signed, personalized copies of To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of M ...

I Will Be Here

11/03/2014 02:00:16 AM

Only I won't be. Here. Because writing demands isolation. Solitude. Aloneness. To hear the voices. For the next week, I will be immersed. On Edisto . Comparing earth to water to say. Walking. But not responding to comments. Or reading blogs. I ...

Why I’m Tired of MTM’s Package

10/30/2014 03:00:00 AM

I get tired of MTM's package. I mean, don't get me wrong. I like to unwrap things as much as the next girl......even when I know what's inside. Especially when I know what's inside. I don't like surprises. But MTM and his package........how ...

Don’t Be Without Not Without My Father……

10/29/2014 03:00:00 AM

Drowning. I'm drowning in books. Advance reader copies of Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. I'm part of a crack team of crazies: publisher, publicist and author. We're working together to get Not Without ...

Something Wicked This Way Comes

10/27/2014 03:00:00 AM

Elizabeth Yon is the Empress of Creepy. Seriously. In her latest book Blackfern Girls (Bannerwing Books, 2014), she pulls four stories from the murk of the Johns Woods and splatters them across the page. The atmosphere embraces a reader. It's ...

The Breakneck Witch Project

10/23/2014 03:00:17 AM

"This is JUST LIKE the Blair Witch Project!"

What’s Wrong With Renee Zellweger

10/22/2014 08:48:47 AM

My Facebook feed combusted yesterday, a feeding frenzy of cat-calls and judgment. Over a photo. At a Hollywood event.

Make a Memory

10/20/2014 11:18:36 AM

Originally posted on Poetry by Pamela:Andra Watkins posted a blog this morning titled?“Make a Memory”. Of course there are all kinds of memories that we can make and we tend to think of those giant memories. You know, the trip of a life ...

Mommy, You Hurted My Penis!

10/20/2014 03:00:00 AM

It happens. When a boy is three.

And In The Interest of Making Memories

10/16/2014 03:00:00 AM

Or making words. It's the same thing these days. Our No Family Holidays With Family policy is breaking new ground this Thanksgiving. I need to take a trip for book research. To smell the scents. And haunt the haunted places. And tease out sounds ...

Make a Memory

10/15/2014 03:00:00 AM

I'll ask this question a lot in coming weeks: What would you do to Make a Memory? Or maybe I need to ask it a different way. You tell me, Dear Reader.

Meet Me at Catskill’s Magpie Bookshop This Saturday, October 18

10/14/2014 03:00:00 AM

If you or someone you know is in New York State's Hudson River Valley, please support Magpie Bookshop in Catskill. I'll be at Magpie this Saturday, October 18, from 2 - 3:30pm. Kristi Gibson, the owner, is even setting up a sheet so that I can ...

Today, This Is All I’ve Got

10/13/2014 03:00:00 AM

Yesterday was sucked into the final stages of getting Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace ready for the publisher. Today, this is all I've got. A text from Mom. And my reply.

Make A Memory at Rotary Happy Feet

10/12/2014 03:00:00 AM

I spent yesterday morning crying, I mean, volunteering at Rotary Happy Feet. A joint production of Mount Pleasant and East Cooper Breakfast Rotary Clubs, Happy Feet gives school shoes and socks to children whose parents could otherwise not afford ...

I Died Today. Remember Me.

10/11/2014 03:00:58 AM

I always came to in the same New Orleans drinking place, my journal adrift in a puddle of stale booze. I couldn’t recall what happened on those pages. A record of another failed assignment, the words faded before I could capture them. Fleeting ...

Why Don’t You Sneak a Peek?

10/09/2014 03:00:00 AM

So. This came in the mail Wednesday.

It Ain’t Easy Being Inspirational

10/08/2014 03:00:00 AM

I owe some of you an apology.

Haunted

10/06/2014 03:00:00 AM

Death took a walk with me. A haunted shore. Shell shards. Upended trees. I teetered on the earth's rim. Held my love's hand. Bit windblown hair and embraced thundering water. Life and Death merged on a strip of sand.

He Wants To Ride His Bicycle

10/02/2014 03:00:51 AM

My friend Steve Burns is insane. Really, truly cray-cray. But, because he's lost it over bicycles, I'm willing to tolerate him. His work for World Bicycle Relief beats the crap out of my Natchez Trace Walk. Read his words below, and take action ...

Intercourses

10/01/2014 03:00:24 AM

Early in our relationship, MTM received a cookbook. Intercourses. From, ahem, someone. A visual feast, Intercourses divides the food groups into the necessities: Gnoshes proven to get a person laid.

And The Winner Is…….

09/30/2014 08:35:35 AM

Congratulations! The winner of David Burnsworth’s Southern Heat is…….. NW FRAME OF MIND! Way to go, Lisa! Your signed hardcover will be on its way to the Pacific Northwest this week!

A Recipe For Sound

09/29/2014 03:00:56 AM

Edits abound. Deadlines loom. And I want to know if I’m the only person who’s used a pot to magnify the sound of a musical device? When outdoor speakers broke at a party, we threw a phone into a Teflon pot and pressed Play. The non-stick ...

Win a Copy of David Burnsworth’s Southern Heat

09/25/2014 03:00:31 AM

In an effort to help unknown writers find audiences, I periodically highlight books I've read and enjoyed. I'm not a book reviewer. I'm more a cheerleader for other writers. When I find one I like, I want them to sell books, find readers and ...

It’s Another British Invasion!

09/24/2014 03:00:55 AM

In 2010, I was lucky to lead a team of 12 people to England for a Rotary Friendship Exchange. We spent two weeks in the Midlands, first in Peterborough, then in Northampton, and finally in Loughborough/Leicester. For five nights, Alan and Margaret ...

Where Everyone Is #Winning

09/22/2014 03:00:18 AM

Everyone except me, that is. I'm a shade in this space these days. Offline writing consumes my time and energy. I'm thrilled with the results: not one but TWO books launching in January, and another on its heels in March. Word Hermit Press ...

Making Love to Yankees

09/15/2014 03:00:58 AM

In case you're wondering why I haven't posted, I've been making love to Yankees.

Celebrate International Literacy Day

09/08/2014 03:00:50 AM

September 8 is International Literacy Day. Why do we need International Literacy Day? Can't most everybody read? According to UNESCO, 781 million adults and 126 million children worldwide cannot read. More than 60% of the world's illiterate ...

I’m A Faded Musical Star

09/04/2014 03:00:44 AM

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I starred in a play. A musical called "South Pacific." Perhaps you've tried to Wash That Man Right Out Of Your Hair while having Some Enchanted Evening falling In Love With a Wonderful Guy on Bali ...

Limited Internet Zone. Unlimited Spontaneity.

09/03/2014 03:00:43 AM

I feel like I'm back on the Natchez Trace. Except my feet aren't bleeding. And I'm not about to kill Dad. For the next week, I'm doing a marathon series of book appearances. Lowcountry South Carolina. Boston area Massachusetts. Eleven appearances ...

When Nakedness Is Next To…….

09/02/2014 03:00:09 AM

When I discovered my latest problem, I was naked. I raked nearsighted eyes everywhere while water dribbled down the drain. "How did this happen?" My voice echoed in claustrophobic space. I grabbed a towel and charged from the bathroom, dripping ...

Charming, South Carolina: A Charleston Chronicle

08/30/2014 11:49:31 AM

Originally posted on Kate Shrewsday:If – being British – you get into a car in Washington DC and take great care to drive on the right hand side of the freeway for about eight hours, down through Virginia, by the time you reach South Ca ...

The One Where We Took The British To The Beach

08/29/2014 03:00:35 AM

At least one English person learned to boogie board at Sullivan's Island. That would be Felix, Kate and Phil Shrewsday's son. We sat in a sandstorm, at the mouth of Charleston Harbor, and we watched Felix and Cayleigh ride waves, while pelicans ...

The One Where We Took the British to War

08/28/2014 03:00:19 AM

It all started with Poe. Edgar Allan, to be exact. We stood with the Shrewsdays at Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island, a fort where American rebels first repelled the British Royal Navy at the start of the American Revolution. It was a crude ...

Submit Your Favorite Walking Song. Or Road Trip Song.

08/27/2014 03:00:36 AM

A quick post, Dear Reader. I'm almost to the end of my final memoir revision. And I need your help.

The One Where the British Ate Frogmore Stew

08/26/2014 03:00:26 AM

My favorite thing about writing is bringing people together. I love it when people read something and reach out to meet me. But I also love building communities of people who like to interact with each other. It's work, and I don't always feel ...

Friendship Makes the World Go Around

08/25/2014 03:00:52 AM

I meant to take pictures, pictures, pictures of our visit with the Shrewsdays. Really, I did. But after spending two solid weeks looking at screens, I decided to give myself a little break. Sort of. After all, I was sweating from every pore ...

I’m An Idiot Who Doesn’t Do Details

08/22/2014 03:00:07 AM

Yesterday, I wrote a post about Vikings in the Mississippi River. I got the link from a reader, and in my word-addled haze of revising, I didn't even check the source or determine whether it was legitimate. I just wrote a story and hit 'Schedule' ...

Did the Vikings Walk the Natchez Trace?

08/21/2014 03:00:15 AM

I've used my research about Meriwether Lewis as a springboard to study theories about how people populated North and South America. Scholars propose and debate theories from the outlandish to the plausible. I enjoy them all. I've written about ...

Guardians of the Neighborhood

08/20/2014 03:00:33 AM

A window into my hermit-like existence.

I Just Can’t Come

08/19/2014 03:00:50 AM

Do you ever procrastinate the end of something, because you know you're going to cry? Okay, I'm not asking you male readers, because you won't admit it, even if you shed a tear or two. Anybody? Does the prospect of extreme emotion make you ...

Happy Birthday, Meriwether Lewis!

08/18/2014 03:00:06 AM

August 18 is Meriwether Lewis' birthday!!! It's the first year I've celebrated. No. Really. MTM put together really cool postcards with Lewis' face on them. We planned to send them out to almost five hundred people. Including most of yo ...

Fate’s Fickle Fingering

08/14/2014 03:00:28 AM

I think I told you I'm in the North Carolina mountains. For three weeks, I'm holing up in a house on Mississippi Road. Writing a book set mostly in Mississippi. And eating food that's reminiscent of my Mississippi walk, because let's face it: ...

WordPress Is Killing Me

08/13/2014 03:00:00 AM

It's late. I've been writing all day. With a migraine.

We Interrupt This Lewis and Clark Program

08/12/2014 09:00:04 AM

We interrupt this Meriwether Lewis Birthday Month Program for some official business. Because I'm all about business. (Especially the kind Lewis and Clark documented on their expedition......) Ahem.

Is Suicide The Final Arbiter of a Life? For Robin Williams. And Meriwether Lewis.

08/12/2014 03:00:41 AM

Robin Williams died yesterday. Of an apparent suicide. My Facebook feed exploded in a 'don't judge' Robin Williams binge-fest. And I don't think that's a bad thing.

Dead People Follow Me, and They Talk to Me

08/11/2014 08:44:35 AM

Yes, they talk to me. Really. Lewis and Clark. Am I mad? You decide.

If You Use Facebook on Your Phone, PLEASE READ THIS

08/08/2014 15:45:51 PM

It's no secret that I deplore Facebook. I use it because I must. Therefore, I am diligent in trying to understand how Facebook works. As a result, I deleted the Facebook mobile app from my iPhone more than a year ago. If you are still using ...

My Natchez Trace Walk Featured in We Proceeded On

08/08/2014 03:00:43 AM

Did I mention I love getting mail? I came home from a weekend trip with a mailbox full of cards from Dear Readers, and I've read each one several times. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I will respond directly. Because I'm vain, I also like ...

The Lion Will Lie Down With The Lamb

08/07/2014 03:00:45 AM

It's the metaphor for ultimate peace, right? Predators lying down with prey. Maybe that's what Meriwether Lewis did. Night after night. On his trek from Fort Pickering (modern-day Memphis) to the Natchez Trace.

Lewis and Clark and Old Blue Eyes

08/06/2014 03:00:10 AM

She had blue eyes. I saw them. Before she tilted her blonde head and left me holding an empty book. She stepped over soft dirt and evaporated through a slit in the landscape. A crunch, the grinding of rigored limbs. And she was gone. Was she ...

If Meriwether Lewis Had Lived to be 80……..

08/05/2014 03:00:34 AM

If Meriwether Lewis had lived to be 80, I wonder what he could've accomplished. Would he have continued to serve as Territorial Governor of Upper Louisiana? Found a wife? Published his journals on his own (very scientific) terms? Weathered an ...

Who Was Meriwether Lewis’ Godfather?

08/04/2014 03:00:33 AM

TODAY'S TRIVIA QUESTION TO HONOR MERIWETHER LEWIS' BIRTHDAY MONTH: MERIWETHER LEWIS HAD A GODFATHER. HE WASN'T MARLON BRANDO. WHO WAS HE?

Lewis and Clark and Sex Bombs

08/02/2014 03:00:35 AM

Yesterday, I posed the question: WE DON’T KNOW IF MERIWETHER LEWIS FATHERED ANY ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN IN HIS LIFETIME. HOW MANY DID CLARK SIRE DURING THEIR TRAVELS? Answer:

Lewis and Clark: Screwing Their Way Across a Continent

08/01/2014 03:00:57 AM

In public appearances, I like to tell a story about my own experience with learning history. Eighth grade. United States History. In South Carolina, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were tangential figures. They didn't visit South Carolina, ...

It’s Meriwether Lewis’ Birthday Month!

07/31/2014 03:00:52 AM

Meriwether Lewis was born in August. As it turns out, so was my father. (No wonder I conflated the two of them in a novel........) During the month of August, my site is turning into a month-long celebration of Merry's birthday. Every day, ...

Flaming Out For the HOTTEST Man Ever

07/30/2014 03:00:30 AM

I left it in the refrigerator. On the carton of eggs. A post-it note message to my man. For him to find. Whenever. Today is a special anniversary for MTM and me.

Attention Readers in the Greater NYC Area

07/29/2014 03:00:53 AM

If you are free on July 30 or 31 in the greater NYC area, please make plans to attend the Pop-Up Gallery Event at SoHo Photo Gallery. Regular reader Robert Johnson will have up to three works on display. (I already bought one of them, a wintry ...

Please Mr Postman

07/28/2014 03:00:08 AM

Do you like to get the old fashioned, luddite version of mail? Fossil-fuel burning. Ink and paper. Lick and stick. I confess to ardent worship of the antiquated practice of letter writing. It's one reason I send handwritten postcards to numerous ...

And the Rue Morgue Winner Is………

07/24/2014 10:00:35 AM

It was a close one, Dear Reader. Quiet people drifted over here yesterday. To leave a comment for something free? Or to support an author’s new book? In this community, I’d say the latter. The winner of a signed copy of Jessie Bishop Po ...

Once Bitten Twice Shy

07/24/2014 03:00:52 AM

I blame my father for my third spider bite in July. Same leg. Thigh. Back of knee. Front of thigh, just above the knee. Dad distracted me, the third time.

Promiscuous Read and Giveaway: The Marriage at the Rue Morgue by Jessie Bishop Powell

07/23/2014 03:00:19 AM

A wedding. A monster-in-law. Two orangutans. And porn. Jessie Bishop Powell's debut mystery The Marriage at the Rue Morgue doesn't disappoint. Even better?