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January 2013

Wind, Widowmakers and Writing

Still breezy this morning, but Bassborough survived the yesterday’s monster storm with only a few branches scattered here and there. I heard a loud crash during the night, but nothing big down or broken. Biggest change from yesterday is this morning’s chilly temps and bright blue sky. My friend Catherine Phelps, …

The 7-7-7 Author’s Challenge

I’ve been tagged by Brian Howe n the 7-7-7 author’s challenge… Go to page 7 (or 77) of what you’re writing. Count down 7 lines. Then copy and paste the next 7 lines in your status. And name 7 more authors who you’d like to come out and play. Here are the …

Mourning the Carolina Parakeet

Once upon a time there was a bright and beautiful parakeet that lived in the swamps and forests of the eastern US. Farmers and trappers killed them all by the 1920s. I learned this from Ron Rash’s haunting new novel, THE COVE. THE COVE is a haunting tale of loneliness, …

Happy New Year Novel Excerpt

BassMan and I spent last night in Mobile, Alabama, while on the way home from our son’s graduation from the U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas. It’s been quite a trip so far, and I haven’t had any time to work on revisions …

In the months ahead I hope to migrate all of my original blog posts (2005 – 2012) from Ovations to this site, but for now, you can access all of my previous posts from the original site. Read the Ovations archives from: www.ovations.blogspot.com.