So, back in August 2019, I presented a paper at Tolkien 2019 in Birmingham, UK. Before that, I had practiced it on the folks at my work and there is an audio file of it. I wanted to share it, even though it’s taken me a year to do so.
The bimonthly meetings of the AZ Historical Novel Society are always interesting and informative. At lest, I have always found them to be so. The meeting this month, though, was especially awesome this time. Windy Lynn Harris, an editor at The Review Review and prolific author herself (she has 80+ short stories and essays published), was our guest speaker. It is possible that there has been a cooler speaker in recent months, but I’ll be damned if I could tell you who it was. Windy was amazing! You should check out her website.Read More »
The bi-monthly meeting of the AZ Chapter of the Historical Novel Society featured a lovely presentation by author Donis Casey. Our chapter leader, Judith Starkston, calls her ‘the master of dialogue,’ and after the meeting this weekend, I’m not sure I can entirely disagree with that. Donis’ talk was terrific, and I learned so much!Read More »
Welp. I had planned to go to the talk by Cary Elwes about his book. But alas! It got postponed, and I don’t know when it will be rescheduled. I’m sad now, since I hardly ever look forward to things anymore, and I was seriously looking forward to that.