Looking at the Clues: A Cover Story

A well-done fiction book cover does many things at the same time. It attracts the designated customer base. It gives readers an idea of what’s between the covers while keeping its plot twist secrets. It informs the reader of the … Read More

Interview with Linda Beutler: Come Join the Snark Side

Linda Beutler recently let me interview her and discuss one of the many characteristics of her writing, her sense of humor. Anyone who has read her books knows it’s a necessary ingredient in her writing. Like Elizabeth Bennet, I dearly … Read More

Sneak Peek to a Work in Progress by Linda Beutler

Work in Progress: Not a Moment’s Peace, Pride and Prejudice in the Style of P.G. Wodehouse by Linda Beutler Once upon a time, during a pleasant evening in the chat room at the Meryton Literary Society, the regular gentleman member … Read More

Playing with Visual Cliches: a Cover Story

One of my favorite things to do since I was a young bookworm was to stare at covers and take them in. At first I would simply admire the artwork for it’s color, style, and overall attractiveness. Once I started … Read More

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a review (two stars)

It is only right to begin with a few disclaimers. First, I—and  members of the Southwest Washington–Northwest Oregon regional chapter of JASNA—was invited to a free screening of “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”, tonight (1-13-2016). Second, I have not read … Read More

Let’s Have a Ball!

Dateline Netherfield Park, 26 November 2015 or 1811 But what to serve your guests!? It hinges upon, one supposes, just how intoxicated you want them to become? On a cold night, we might at least serve negus to warm and … Read More

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