Monday, October 27, 2008


Tony Hillerman, author of the Leaphorn and Chee mysteries, born May 27, 1925, in Sacred Heart, Okla., population 50, passed away yesterday in Arizona. He had been in declining health for several years, but still loved to write.

I've always enjoyed seeing interviews of Mr. Hillerman. He was a very down-to-earth type man and very modest about his success, always giving any ideas for inspiration to those he felt it was due.

More than just a mystery novelist, he was a decorated combat veteran of WWII, a journalist, and devoted husband and father.

Goodbye, Mr. Hillerman. Thank you for you contribution to the mystery world. You will never be forgotten by your fans!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

New To Me

The concept of 'republishing' a book from the POV of a certain character in the story is totally new to me. I read this article yesterday on romancing the blog . It was recently submitted by Brenda Coulter, romance author.

As a writer, I have to admit that it is an interesting concept, but as a reader~I'm not sure I'd be interested in seeing the story 're-hashed'.

Have you ever read one of these novels? Did you enjoy it? As a writer what do you think about the concept of doing this to your own novels?

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Writing Thoughts

I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this. ~Cormac McCarthy~

Writing is its own reward. ~Henry Miller~

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators. ~Olin Miller ~

Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being. ~A. A. Milne~