I am still working on getting my right hand back to full functionality, after having broken my wrist several months ago, but I can more or less type now! I’m pretty excited about that, because it makes it easier to work on the sequel to The Moving Pictures. It’s called The Leading Ladies, and I … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I am excited about Thursday, December 16th! On that day I will be appearing (online via Zoom) at the public library in Durham, Connecticut. There will be a reading, and then an interview, and then audience Q and A. Because the event is online, anyone anywhere can be there. If you would like to attend, … Continue reading Author Event December 16th!
I have just finished reading a cozy mystery I really enjoyed. It's called A Quiet Life in the Country, and it is the first in a series of seven by T E Kinsey. It has no genealogy aspect. It is a traditional style amateur sleuth in a small village story, but with a few twists. … Continue reading Book Recommendation: A Quiet Life in the Country
I am very excited to announce that my book The Moving Pictures has been chosen as the October selection for my local library's book club! I am an enormous fan of libraries. They are crucial institutions for communities everywhere, and they should be more appreciated and better funded. Book clubs are just one of the … Continue reading Library Book Club October Selection!
The book I talked about in my last post is now available, so far only in ebook form. The paperback will be available soon. I made a new page for the series, which you can see here. I so appreciate all the interest people have shown! I really hope you like The Moving Pictures: An … Continue reading New Book Available!
As I mentioned in my last post, I have recently completed a new book, which will be the first of a series. I got the initial idea for it a few years ago. Actually, I think it was around 2015, so more than a few years, but it has taken me until now to write … Continue reading New Book Coming!
It’s been a long time since I have posted anything here. I really have no excuse. Yes, the pandemic came along, and things were weird, and my brain felt all discombobulated, but that was true for everyone. I didn’t get sick, and I’m now fully vaccinated, and nothing particularly tragic happened to me. I’ve been … Continue reading Back to Posting
I find it difficult to write blogposts these days, mainly because every time I form a coherent thought I want to express, something else crazy happens and makes whatever I was about to say seem suddenly irrelevant. I frequently find the current state of my country and the world infuriating and/or terrifying, although I am … Continue reading A Few Things I Recommend Reading
Everyone should read this book. Its full title is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, and it is exactly that, but it also somehow manages to be both a work of philosophy and a very entertaining read. Harari writes with a clarity and wit rarely seen in academic writing, or any kind of non-fiction. Reading … Continue reading Best History Book Ever: Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari
My father owned many paperbacks by Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. I’m not sure if he had their complete works, but it must have been close. I read them all in quick succession sometime in my early teens and developed a deep affection for them. I recently reread The Big Sleep and it was every … Continue reading The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler