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The Literary Gardener

August 4th, 2019|

The last weeks of summer arrive on a hot wind and a prayer. Birds of unknown origin cluster in the wildflower patch and nestle in the branches of the pine tree. Our newest addition to the backyard scenery -- a [...]

A Brief Treatise On Free Books

July 1st, 2019|

I confess. I'm a book addict and proud of it. My personal library shelves overflow with books - classics and moderns, all genres and sub-types, favorites I've re-read mulyiple times and new books I've only been through once. However, the [...]

Wandering the Classical World

May 31st, 2019|

I'm back from my trip to Greece, but my heart remains in the space between the blue sky and the blue-on-blue sea, in the waters that birthed Poseidon, the mountains that hosted Zeus. Wherever you dig, the Greeks say, you [...]

From Seed to Sprout: Nurturing Ideas

April 30th, 2019|

Readers know that when the trees turn green, so do my thumbs! I welcome the chance to sow my garden beds with tiny seeds, provide water, fertilizer, and sunlight, and wait for them to grow. Just so, I scatter my [...]

Thank You, AWW!

March 31st, 2019|

Since I began to write seriously, I have been blessed by my association with a number of groups who supported, believed in, and encouraged me to pursue my writing dreams. My allegiance to those organizations has been unwavering. So, it [...]

Lion Or Lamb?

February 28th, 2019|

Folk adages suggest that March, that sly, greening mix of Ides and shamrocks, comes in like a lion. Roaring with wind and bluster, the days extend tendrils of promise as spring tints the undergrowth, then settles like a lamb just [...]

2020 June Author of the Month: KATE CARLISLE

I must admit to a fascination with Kate Carlisle, our June author, especially her Bibliophile mysteries. After I read the first one, I was hooked, probably because protagonist Brooklyn Wainwright, a bookbinder by trade, loves books even more than I do. Plus, she has a really hunky love interest, which adds a lovely romance to the mix! But before we start talking to Kate, let me tell you a bit more about her. She is a New York Times bestselling author of two ongoing series: the Bibliophile Mysteries, which feature San Francisco bookbinder Brooklyn Wainwright, whose rare book restoration skills uncover old secrets, treachery and murder; and the Fixer-Upper Mysteries (as seen on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries), featuring Shannon Hammer, a home contractor who discovers not only skeletons in her neighbors’ closets, but murder victims, too. Kate’s newest book is The Grim Reader.

May 31st, 2020|Author of the Month, Featured|

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