Category Archives: History

Book Club Questions for the Author of Ravenscraig

Originally posted on Ravenscraig:
One of the greatest pleasures of being a writer is the chance to meet with readers who want to talk about the story you invented. I am fortunate to be  invited both in person and on…

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The History of the American Pledge of Allegiance

Originally posted on Ravenscraig:
I feel very fortunate to be able to celebrate both Canada Day as well as Independence Day in America as I am a citizen of both countries.   I started my day by happening across a…

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The Battle with Perfectionism

A Writer’s Log Amazingly, I am hitting some kind of a stride in my novel about art forgery in 1914.  I am traipsing around in the world of Monet’s garden, Paris art supply shops, New York Auction Galleries and the … Continue reading

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Angell, on telephone exchanges

Originally posted on The WASP Manifesto:
ON THE AMECHE Dial Again by Roger Angell February 10, 2003 Verizon has applied the branding iron, and starting this week everybody in Manhattan must punch in a 1 and then a 212 (or…

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Titanic: Interview with Eva Hart on the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking

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“Over to You”, was the name of this program that must have been on cable television.  The segment was called “Titanic:  a Survivor’s Tale.” A  school teacher in England, whose name was not recorded, conducts an…

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Book Club Questions for the Author of Ravenscraig

One of the greatest pleasures of being a writer is the chance to meet with readers who want to talk about the story you invented. I am fortunate to be  invited both in person and on Skype to talk with … Continue reading

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Inspired by Tallulah Bankhead

Inspiration for a writer comes from many places. For me, pictures and videos of real places and people are  primary triggers to inspire the plot lines and help color the characters who are dominating the development of the story.  So when … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Author Mary Glickman on Marching to Zion

Every once in a while you come across a writer whose stories continue to reside in your imagination long after the final words of the characters have been spoken and weeks after the novel has been moved from your night … Continue reading

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Storytellers: Kevin Fitzpatrick Honors Dorothy Parker

One of the highlights of my recent visit to New York was meeting with Kevin Fitzpatrick, author, tour guide and the founder of the Dorothy Parker Society. I have long been a fan of the writings of Dorothy Parker and … Continue reading

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Sequel Inspiration: Art Forger Ken Perenyi

The idea of writing a sequel for Ravenscraig was in the back of my mind for some time  before I found the right story to tell. I have the CBS Sunday Morning Show to thank for providing the inspiration for … Continue reading

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