J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Chair Sold At Auction

UPDATE: The Harry Potter Writing Chair Sold for $394,000!!! The chair where J.K. Rowling sat and wrote the first two Harry Potter novels is up for auction. This is the chair on which the author wrote Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone outside of the U.S.) as well as Harry […]

Goodbye Tom Clancy and Breaking Bad

October is a great month to prep for The National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). It’s a time to find or develop a story idea. I’m in the choosing stage. I have several ideas, and I need to figure out which one I want and can develop into a full-fledged novel. What’s your basic story idea? From the […]

Get Ready to Write A Novel

The Summer is over and Fall is here…You know what that means. Get ready to write a novel. The National Novel Writing Month is almost upon us again. Do you have any story ideas you’re developing for those 30 days of writing mania? Are you a Plotter or Pantser? I found out years ago I […]

A Tribute to Elmore Leonard

At 7:15 this morning, as I sat watching ABC News fawning over little Prince George, another one of my favorite authors breathed his last. The master of the Crime Thriller – Elmore Leonard passed away at the age of 87, two weeks after having suffered a stroke. Mr. Leonard was a prolific author. He was […]

‘I Am Legend’ Author Richard Matheson Dies at 87

My knee-jerk reaction to the news that Richard Matheson had died was slight shock and sadness. I then thought, he lived a long and productive life, one to be admired – if not envied. The news touted him as the author of I Am Legend, which was a great book and were made into pretty […]

Readin’ n’ Writin’

I completed Clive Cussler’s White Death. The story was good in that it moved quickly, it kept me turning pages. Overall it was okay. Clive is old school with the hero being this macho male chauvinist type with a hint of James Bond. I like Michael Crichton stuff better. The characters are more realistic and […]