Monthly Archives: July 2011

Summer Reading Update III

Here’s my third summer reading update featuring The Glass Rainbow, Girl Sleuth, The Gift of El Tio, and Winning at Aging. The Glass Rainbow I find myself tiring of some authors, but never James Lee Burke. The Glass Rainbow is … Continue reading

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RVTV Noir with G. M. Ford-The Road to Oregon

G. M. (Jerry) Ford grew up in New York and New Jersey before moving to Oregon. He taught for many years at Rogue Community College in Grants Pass and eventually decided to write a mystery. That led to 13 critically … Continue reading

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Interview with Sarah Cunningham

Sarah Cunningham is a creative writer, editor and photographer, who will be graduating from Southern Oregon University soon. She has travelled to Japan and has an interested in lomography, among other things. Sarah was the editor of the 2011 West … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Update II: Snotty, City of Dragons, Um, and Tillamook 1952

Snotty Saves the Day Imagine if your name were Snotty. What kind of a kid would you be? In Tod Davies’s fictional world Snotty is an “ugly boy,” inside and out. Snotty’s from Megalopolis, and he’s the kind of city … Continue reading

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Young Adult Literature isn’t What You Think

A guest post by Jennifer Marcellus The genre people enjoy shouldn’t determine whether or not others consider them intelligent. I always try to keep an open mind when people tell me they like a book or genre I don’t. Adults, … Continue reading

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An Interview with Lisa Brackmann

Lisa Brackmann’s debut novel, Rock Paper Tiger, (Soho, 2010) sets an ex-military expat on the margins of the Chinese art world. The New York Times said it “gets off to a fast start and never lets up.” Rock Paper Tiger … Continue reading

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