Excited to again be part of the fun in the Authors Booth at the CA State Fair! I’m such a homer! We are in the counties building A/B right next to the Cinnabon booth! Air conditioned too, so come in and take a break from the CA sun, say hello.
Writers in Nor […]
Audioproducer Cynthia Hemminger brings to life the Irish accents so central to suspense in House of Eire: Hillary Broome book 3. The audiobook is scheduled for release around June 10 via Audible.com and other outlets.
Hemminger has more than 15 audiobooks to her credit, including 10 mysteries and thrillers. As soon as the audiobook […]
Loved the KINGS RIVER LIFE review of House of Cuts and House of Dads on Audible! And glad to see Kathleen Costa give credit for the talented Ginny Harman‘s voice and production talents. It is not easy to make an audiobook as my friends Susan Rushton and Pauline Nevins know! […]
Please leave a comment here if you are a writer in California’s Central Valley. I would love to hear about what you are writing at the moment or have just released. Related to my House of Eire, just out this summer, it was a surprise to find the interview I did a few months ago […]
Bless Their Hearts Mom asked about the “Donald” and “Hillary” in House of Eire! Glad to note just how those names show up in suspense series Book 3, released this summer, so loaded with dramatic presidential candidate conflicts!
Deal Sharing Aunt can’t wait for book 4, House of Hoops, about a quarter […]
Guest Blog by a student in Delta College’s English 49B, Creative Writing Fiction, Fall 2015.
In June Gillam’s class I learned tools I am certain will help me in the future. Her method of teaching involves a lot of group work and constructive criticism from one’s writing peers. In this class, hard work and teamwork […]
The first meeting of the California Writers Club–San Joaquin Valley Branch in formation process–will be held Saturday, October 3, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library on the main Stockton campus of the University of the Pacific. All writers in the area are invited to […]
Wondering how to deal with point of view (POV) in story? I’m working with an author who got a mixed review on Amazon.com due to shifting points of view. In getting ready to meet with her, I’ve been studying information and examples on point of view in both stories and in reviews.
More than […]
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An ultra short and informal account!
ORAL—Memorization aids such as rhythms, repetition, and formulaic elements like Homer’s “crooked-minded Chronos,” “rosy-fingered” Dawn, or “swift-footed” Achilles.
3200 B.C.E.—First Western writing system: cuneiform – reed wedges pressed into wet clay, mostly for business accounts at first. To write your name in cuneiform.
MESOPOTAMIA—in the Tigris–Euphrates […]
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