Monthly Archives: September 2011


Today I’d like to welcome Yvonne Hertzberger as my guest blogger. Yvonne, like me, came to the writing life in a “more mature stage” of life. Here she talks about how she launched her writing career with fantasy: Over the … Continue reading

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Troy High School Cheerleaders in 1967

This is a departure from my usual blogs to hunt for “missing persons.”. Were you a cheerleader at Troy High School in 1967? (or know someone who was?) Friendly’s on Hoosick in Troy has a huge photo of that year’s … Continue reading

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Writing influences-Anne Tyler, Hillary C

Writing influences-Anne Tyler, Hillary Clinton, or perhaps Benjamin Button? Sofia Essen interviews author Dawn Lajeunesse

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Adirondack Authors’ Reception

Adirondack Authors’ Reception & Book Signing SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 Noon till 3 p.m. Saratoga Train Station 26 Station Lane Saratoga Springs, NY Hosted by: Focus on Humanity Foundation Seventeen North Country Authors will celebrate the arrival of the Saratoga & North … Continue reading

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America – Tarnished But Still Beautiful

For this tenth anniversary of the tragic and world-changing events of 9/11, I’m going to digress a bit from my usual topics. I was watching the NBC special this morning and obviously was very moved by the scenes and memories, … Continue reading

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Mark your calendars NYS Capital Region r

Mark your calendars NYS Capital Region readers: Lady Myah Brown, president of Focus on Humanity (a not-for-profit organization which provides disaster relief and recovery services) is hosting a fundraising event for Adirondack authors at her gift shop and cafe at … Continue reading

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“Genealogy can often be used as a base for the historical fiction writer. Following the lives of our ancestors brings us into a particular setting so that time and place both encircle and thread the story. However, for the novelist, one … Continue reading

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I haven’t been this blown away by a book since the Steig Larson trilogy. Maybe it was because I don’t usually choose books in the fantasy/sci fi genre. Maybe my expectations were low, as they often are with self-published books (as … Continue reading

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Do yourself a favor and Check out Iona Portal

Do yourself a favor Check out Iona Portal by Robert David MacNeil.

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This and That

So I woke this morning feeling distinctly incomplete – or rather, I felt that my most recent blog post wasn’t enough to carry me through the weekend. So I was lying in bed in that “I’m awake but not enough … Continue reading

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