The Interview Party, Round One

So, I've been answering a lot of interview questions lately, as bloggers read and review my new novel Raven's Ladder.I'm honored to have my work be the focus of so much scrutiny. And, as you might expect, a lot of the same questions keep coming up.So, for the sake of variety, I went to my Facebook page and asked folks to come up with some questions I hadn't heard before. In return, I would ask *them* a question.Here is Part One of the conversations that ensued:Adrienne … [Read more...]

Update from New Orleans

It's a warm, sunny, breezy day here in New Orleans.¬†And I'm enjoying it immensely. I had a tasty, huge meal of crawfish (four different ways), crab (stuffed), and barbecue shrimp pasta last night at Deanie's Seafood.Last night's stroll down Bourbon Street was¬†wild and crazy.¬†I first heard the term "Storyville" when, as a much younger fellow, I first heard Robbie Robertson's album of that title. I'll have to revisit that record now. While that nickname apparently has a colorful history, and … [Read more...]

I’m in New Orleans, Mes Amis!

I'm in New Orleans for the first time, with a view of downtown and the river from the 18th floor of a fine establishment.There's an editors' conference here I'm attending with some of my colleagues, and let me tell you, it's a joy to see this place. My cab driver was full of passion for this city, and full of hope for its restoration. (He also didn't waste time explaining that the funds for restoring New Orleans were severely delayed because the Bush administration is punishing New Orleans … [Read more...]