Tell us which novel is this and win two Hector Lassiter e-books of your choice if you are one of the first three people to give the correct answer: Hector sipped more of his wine. He said, “Progress?” “Yes,” Gertrude said. “What have my mystifiers learned since last night?” As if suddenly reminded about the … Continue reading The Hector Lassiter Competition: Day 6
There is no friend as loyal as a book. Ernest Hemingway
Last week I gave readings of Reach the Shining River at two different venues in St. Louis, Missouri: to staff and students at Fontbonne University, and to Saturday Writers, a writing group in St. Peters, Missouri, which is also a chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. Both audiences were interested and well-informed, and both events reminded me how important it is for writers to leave the lonely confines of the desk on occasion and engage with others who love to read and write fiction.
Of course, it was challenging to talk about my novel with people who know its setting much better than I do. Reach the Shining River is a Missouri novel, set in Kansas City, and though I have visited KC and St. Louis many times, I have to be careful not to assume…
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