TCL’s Countdown Questions #22: Author, Screenwriter & Director Allison Burnett

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author, screenwriter, and director Allison Burnett! I’ve actually known Allison for over 40 years, because he and I went to the same High School, although he graduated the year after me (his older brother Gene was in my graduating class). Now, Evanston Township (or … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #22: Author, Screenwriter & Director Allison Burnett

Some Royalty Blues

Book Review for “The Other Windsor Girl: A Novel of Princess Margaret, Royal Rebel” by Georgie Blalock. Being the second born in any British aristocratic household has its drawbacks, but none more than being the younger sibling of the heir apparent. This wouldn’t have been so much of a problem for Princess Margaret, except that … Continue reading Some Royalty Blues

TCL’s Countdown Questions #21: Author & Playwright David Blixt

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author and playwright David Blixt! My husband was miffed that I hadn't interviewed any male authors for this little meme of mine, but it wasn't for want of trying. I had to chase after David Blixt for quite some time before he sent me … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #21: Author & Playwright David Blixt

Marriages of the Mines

Book Review for “Gold Digger: The Remarkable Baby Doe Tabor” by Rebecca Rosenberg. The Colorado Gold and Silver Rush of the late 19th century both made and broke many people. Among them was Horace Tabor, whose arduous efforts were eventually rewarded with his several successful silver mines, especially the “Matchless” mine, which was the richest … Continue reading Marriages of the Mines

TCL’s Countdown Questions #20: Author Greer Macallister

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Greer Macallister! Greer Macallister is another author whose career I've been following since I became a fan of her writing with her debut novel, "The Magician's Lie." Her second novel, "Girl in Disguise" ended up getting onto my "best of 2017" list, and … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #20: Author Greer Macallister

A Path to Changing Gears.

Book Review for “The Art of Regret” by Mary Fleming. Trevor McFarquhar is an American in Paris. No this isn’t a re-imagining of the classic Gershwin musical; rather, it is a study in displacement on the backdrop of tragedy. You see, Trevor has been living in Paris since he was a boy, since not long … Continue reading A Path to Changing Gears.

TCL’s Countdown Questions #19: Author Meg Waite Clayton

An Alternative Author Interview: TCL's Countdown Questions. This week I’m featuring author Meg Waite Clayton! When I received approved for the ARC of the novel "The Wednesday Daughters" back in 2013 (when I was just a novice blogger) I didn't know it was a sequel. I don't think that put me at any advantage, and … Continue reading TCL’s Countdown Questions #19: Author Meg Waite Clayton

Is Facebook a New Version of Fahrenheit 451?

October 30, 2019 UPDATE: After six months of suffering, Facebook finally took this website out of their "jail" and now I can use the URL to this blog again (at least, for now)! Thanks to everyone for their support and commiserations. Or maybe, Facebook just hates ME! They keep burning my book blog! On Friday … Continue reading Is Facebook a New Version of Fahrenheit 451?

Games, Sets, and Mismatched.

Book Review for “Right After the Weather” by Carol Anshaw. Cate is a theater set designer in Chicago, and in 2016 her career has hit a bumpy road, along with her love life, both of which she’s trying to repair. In the meanwhile, her ex-husband and his dog are camping out in the apartment he … Continue reading Games, Sets, and Mismatched.