Monthly Archives: August 2018

September 2018 Author of the Month: ELIZABETH CROWENS

Last year's Bouchercon continues to provide me with great new authors to read and share with you.  This month please say hello to Elizabeth Crowens, author of SILENT MERIDIAN as well as books one and two in her Alice Langley Hollywood suspense series.   Jan Irvin: Why do you write mystery/thrillers? Elizabeth Crowens: Stranger than fiction, but my personal life has been a mystery/thriller. Writing black humor is the only way to face tragedy. I've written Dear Mr. Hitchcock and its sequel Dear Bernie, I'm [...]

By |2019-12-31T00:29:44+00:00August 31st, 2018|Author of the Month|0 Comments

The Seasons of Our Lives

Early morning fog wafts across the highway. Dawn, like a fan dancer in nature's club, waves her veils across the land. One more trip to PA to consult with my siblings about our mother's delusional dementia. Earlier in the summer, she was still mostly Irma. Now when I arrive, she is mostly gone, living inside the weird, funny, sad, unbelievable story her brain is crocheting over her memories. These drives are not fun. Along the way, I plug in my iPod and crank up my [...]

By |2018-08-30T14:22:12+00:00August 30th, 2018|contemplative, Essays, philosophical, seasonal|0 Comments