A literary chat on the beach – in Italy

A literary chat on the beach – in Italy

On August 31 at 6:00pm, I will be at the Lido Panfilo, a beachside facility, in beautiful Termoli, Italy, for a literary event where allusiveness in literary art will be discussed with examples of poetry and translation. If, by some luck, you should be in Termoli or...
A short update and a photo

A short update and a photo

This morning, I decided to give an update on what I am doing, even though I posted on my FB page that I might not for another while, so that I might better focus on my work. However, while waiting for my Photoshop app to launch to prepare the title for the Italian...
Last and First Men – my review of the novel

Last and First Men – my review of the novel

When I first heard Tilde Swindon narrating this story, I was…well, enraptured, totally and utterly. I had never heard of Last and First Men, written by Olaf Stapledon in 1930. But after hearing the 17 min narrated clip, I immediately researched (googled) the...
Questions from a fan of Conquerors – and some answers

A Book Review: Klara and the Sun

Photo by Andrew Testa/Knopf for the Los Angeles Times I had never read a book from Kazuo Ishiguro before, and I have not yet read any others from him. However, I loved Klara and the Sun, and I now wish to read more of his works. I was immediately fascinated by the...
First Eruption audiobook coming soon

First Eruption audiobook coming soon

Today, I am happy to take some time to write this post. I am happy because, since the last one I wrote–where I promised to slow down so that I might ensure a greater quality of all my ongoing writing and editing projects–I have, in fact, been able to do...
An end-of-year update

An end-of-year update

How to provide a year-end update that will be satisfying to you, my readers, as well as to me?  I am not sure, as I do not know you (except those of you who are also friends or family). At first, I thought, “Hmm, I don’t want to give a review of what I...
An end-of-year update

Book giveaway

With COVID19 cases increasing again and the renewed lock-downs and consequent loss in incolme that many are suffering, I have decided to give my books away to any who would not read them otherwise. After all, my writing is not how I earn my living–though I wish...