Monthly Archives: June 2011

Josephine, The Great Depression, Gardening and Canning

My debut novel – Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey – is set in Texas during the Great Depression. The Great Depression is mentioned several times throughout the novel and acts as a constant backdrop for the novel’s actions. Money and … Continue reading

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Calling all independent bookstores/booksellers…

I am trying to put my money where my mouth is and support independent bookstores and independent booksellers … only, I can’t seem to find very many of them to support. There are a few independent bookstores within driving distance, … Continue reading

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Interviews and what I’ve learned

I try not to post duplicate information on this blog and Southern Sugar Baby but I will post this there as well. This week, an interview that I did for our local newspaper, The Daingerfield Bee. The editor, Marlene Bohr, … Continue reading

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Putting it in print…

I’ve been working on compiling some of my short stories into a paperback format through CreateSpace. This has given me the opportunity to revise some of these stories, knock the dirt off of some short stories I had written previously … Continue reading

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Sample Sunday – Assumption Bridge

Excerpt from Assumption Bridge. Happy Sample Sunday! Assumption Bridge “Someday your curiosity will get you killed. Curiosity killed the cat, you know.” Her husband loved clichés and witty quotes, as long as he was the one saying them. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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For my dad

Three years ago today my father passed away from colon cancer. He was sick for five years. Some things that stand out three years later… I miss talking to him on the phone, not about life shattering, Earth moving topics, … Continue reading

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Suspending Disbelief

I have a hard time suspending my disbelief when I am reading. It’s not the subject matter. In fact, I CAN suspend my disbelief when I am reading about vampires (Anne Rice’s tales are wildly entertaining), and I CAN suspend … Continue reading

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