I’m a Lefty…

Newsletter 017 – June 24th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: The Globe Theatre, on the south side of the Thames, is where many of Shakespeare’s plays were originally performed. This image was taken at the new Shakespeare’s Globe, which was finished in 1997, and is a reconstruction of the original. It’s located about 750 …

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And Then There Was One…

Newsletter 016 – June 10th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: This was taken by the side of the road in the UK’s Lake District, somewhere between Ravenglass and Hawkshead. In newsletters 13, 14, and 15, I mentioned three very different projects that I might take up at some point in the future: one anthology …

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And Then There Were Two…

Newsletter 015 – May 27th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: This one relates to today’s topic, a book series I’m thinking of writing. Working title: The Lives of Franklin Roosevelt Jones. The titular character in the series, born on July 4, 1946, would likely have been born in a hospital just like this one. …

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And Then There Were Three…

Newsletter 014 – May 13th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: This picture was actually taken at some marshland along the Texas Gulf Coast. The book I’m going to talk about in this newsletter is set in Louisiana, though. I grew up reading a lot of classic literature. One of my favorites as a child …

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And Then There Were Four

Newsletter 013 – April 22nd, 2022 Hi, About the image above: The background is just comprised of some graphic elements I’ve been tinkering with to possibly use on the cover of a book called A Mixed Bag. Over the last three newsletters, I tried to give you a sense of what the next few books …

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Deep in the Heart of…

Newsletter 012 – April 8th, 2022 Hi, [name] About the image above: In the center you can see a few wind turbines. Texas has over 150 wind farms, and produces more wind power than any other US state. If Texas was a country, it would be the fifth largest wind energy producer in the world. …

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What Is the Sound of One Hawthorn Stinging…

Newsletter 011 – March 25th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: The Hawthorn’s Sting is a mystery-thriller, and the first scene takes place in Ilfracombe, a town on the Southwest Coast of England. The novel’s current status is what most writers refer to as a work in progress. It’s partially written, an incomplete first draft …

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Up Island or Down Island…

Newsletter 010 – March 11th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: Edgartown is located on the northeastern shore of Martha’s Vineyard. If you were driving toward Edgartown from somewhere else on the island, the locals would say you were going down-island. A quick, unscientific glance on Google Earth indicated that Edgartown is roughly 14 feet …

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A Day in the Life…

Newsletter 009 – February 25th, 2022 Hi, About the image above: Late in the afternoon on May 15th, 2010, Minay and I arrived in the town of Little Sutton, about five miles across the River Mersey from the Beatles’ original stomping grounds. I desperately wanted to go over and wander along Penny Lane and see …

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And That’s No Blarney…

Newsletter 008, February 11, 2022 Hi — About the image above: In Newsletter 001 I mentioned being a member of a narrative portfolio group, and that we attended several conferences to talk about our methodology. One of those conferences was held at University College Cork in Cork, Ireland, in 2001. Blarney Castle is just 10 …

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