Meet Me At The Winthrop Library

Meet Me At The Winthrop Library

“The only thing you absolutely have to know is the location of the library.” Albert Einstein. When I first arrived in the US (Atlanta) and introduced myself to strangers, I often received the response, “Marian the Librarian?” Unfamiliar with The Music Man show...
A Long And Winding Road

A Long And Winding Road

February 28: Publication Day! When, last summer, the Wild Rose Press told me Daughters of Riga would be released on February 28, 2024, the date seemed impossibly distant. Until I remembered how long it had been since this writing journey began: I completed the first...
A Life of Crime

A Life of Crime

I am addicted to British TV crime series, with an occasional seasoning of Scandinavian noir or French série policière. But my latest binge was American: The Killing (four seasons streaming now on Prime Video.) Oops, now I read the small print, The Killing is based on...
Storytellers

Storytellers

My mother was a storyteller. As one of seven children growing up in Liverpool, she accumulated a horde of family anecdotes which she passed on to me. I recycled some of them into fiction, for example, my Titanic story “Left on the Shore” in the anthology...
Where are you from?

Where are you from?

“Where are you from?” When they hear my accent, as I place my order at the coffee shop or call the dog at the park, strangers often ask me this question. I try to deflect by saying, “I live here,” but inevitably a monologue ensues about the fabulous holiday in...

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