Libraries and Bookstores

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  Truck drivers have their greasy diners. Artists have their pristine galleries. Meth addicts have their flop houses. Cops have their coffee shops. Journalists have their cubicles. Priests have their abbeys. Rock Stars have their tour buses. Authors have libraries & bookstores.   I’ll be visiting a couple of my favorites this week. Wednesday at 6:30 [Read More...]

The Devil Walks in Mattingly

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    Publication day can be one of the loneliest of all days, says Dani Shapiro. Writers lock themselves for days, years on end, piece-stitching a story together letter by letter, word by word, punctuation mark by punctuation mark. And that’s just the first draft of a story. Most stories undergo umpteen reincarnations before they [Read More...]

Giving Unemployment the Texas Boot: Kathy Patrick

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If it is true what they say about necessity being the mother of invention, then Kathy Patrick is the Mother of Creative Genius. When the publishing business took a nose dive and she was let go from her job as a sales rep, Kathy hiked up her petticoat and tightened up her bustier and decided [Read More...]


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