Monthly Archives: September 2014

Agnes Canon’s War by Deborah Lincoln

Years ago in fiction workshop, this manuscript leaped out at me with the most memorable opening line I’d seen in forever: Chapter One April 1852 I saw a woman hanged on my way to the Pittsburgh docks. The rope snapped … Continue reading

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Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov rocks!

I love his name: Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov. I love his face. I love his music.      One of the greatest Russian nationalist composers of his time, Nikolai Andreievich Rimsky-Korsakoff (March 18, 1844 – June 21, 1908) was the second son of musical parents who noticed … Continue reading

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Buffalo Soldiers: Sergeant Goldsby and the 10th Cavalry by Fred Staff

The Buffalo Soldiers of post-war Texas are among the most fascinating and least well known, least celebrated, of all our military heroes. Photo courtesy First City Photo, Leavenworth    In 1866, the U.S. Congress authorized six regiments of black troops,  two of cavalry, four of … Continue reading

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Streetlights Like Fireworks by David Pandolfe

David Pandolfe sounds great in his author bio, and so does the synopsis of this YA novel, so I downloaded it, gave it the usual page-one test, and kept turning pages. All the way to the end. That’s quite a … Continue reading

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When Authors Write Reviews / Is Travis Hill real?

I met an author via Twitter. Maybe “author” is merely the secret Clark-Kent-ish identity of this certifiably scary ninja-dude known as Travis Hill (whose wife, God bless her, apparently has been keeping him in line). I mean, who’s going to trust a public announcement … Continue reading

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Native American Indian CEOs

As the original inhabitants of our country, Native Americans have played a significant, yet often unrecognized role in shaping our country. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month this November, LegalZoom decided to highlight five of our favorite entrepreneurs—who just happen … Continue reading

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Call for Submissions: Short story, contest entry, charity anthology for Liberty Island

Originally posted on carolkean:
Liberty island is the brain child of David Bernstein and Adam Bellow, with the help of Jamie Wilson, Abbey Clarke and a team of creators who range from atheist to pagan to Catholic, Libertarian to Tea-Party Conservative. Perhaps…

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The Writers Roast

The Writers Roast This sounds like me: One of the reasons I started blogging was to force myself to put my writing out there for the world to see. I wanted some kind of feedback, because all of the feedback … Continue reading

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