Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Quotes of the Week

Writer and reader alike, we'll finish the last line or two of a short story and we'll ponder what we've just written or read; and if we're lucky, maybe our hearts or intellects will move off the peg just a little from where they were before.
—Raymond Carver—

Writing is a hellish task, best snuck up on, whacked on the head, robbed, and left for dead.
—Ann-Marie MacDonald

The best writing advice I’ve ever heard: Don't write like you went to college.
—Alice Kahn

You're only given one little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
—Robin Williams

Writing is like driving at night in the fog. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
—E. L. Doctorow

Writers are not here to conform. We are here to challenge. We're not here to be comfortable—we're here, really, to shake things up. That's our job.
—Jeanette Winterson

I was kind of excited about going to jail for the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
—Quentin Tarantino

Nothing that happens to a writer, however happy, however tragic, is ever wasted.
—P.D. James

Write about only three things: what you love, what you hate, and what you’re deeply conflicted about.
—Marlon James

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Meet the Author! June 9th, 2pm - 5pm

I will be signing books and visiting with people over a glass of wine on Sunday, June 9th at 2pm at The Wine Attic in Clifton VA!

Stop in and say hello!

The Wine Attic
7145 Main Street, Clifton, Virginia 20124

Monday, June 3, 2019

READING: Lethal White

This week I read LETHAL WHITE by Robert Galbraith.

Here is the blurb from Amazon:

When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott-once his assistant, now a partner in the agency-set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been-Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much trickier than that.

Robert Galbraith is the alter ego of JK Rowling. Great stuff JK!

--This is the fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series.