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THE FATHER OF THE MYSTERY STORY

THE FATHER OF THE MYSTERY STORY

A TRIBUTE TO POE (This article I wrote for the Bronx Times on October 21, 1999 and it also appeared in The Noose, the newsletter for Mystery Writers in America.) In 1841 Poe published “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” introducing the eccentric amateur detective, Monsieur C. Auguste Dupin, and evermore opened the door...

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Keeping to a schedual

Keeping to a schedual

I’ve been working very hard on PUSHING WATER and I’m now at a place in the novel writing where I must make some serious decissions about where to take the plot next. For me this is the most difficult part of the writing process, plot line. Though this is indeed one of the most...

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A WOMAN’S HANDS

A WOMAN’S HANDS

I watched her from about one shoulder length away. We were in a crowd and she stood in front of me. She was a thin black woman probably about my age. Her hair had been intricately braded with large swells of hair gathered up and twisted until it seemed she had a current of...

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DEARMS, JOURNAL WRITING AND A NOVEL

DEARMS, JOURNAL WRITING AND A NOVEL

From my journal about the writing of PUSHING WATER April 6, 2007 11:27 AM I had a dream last night. I was a power sewing machine operator again and I worked in a factory with other women. It was a big building, with not much light. Another woman and I were situated at the...

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ABOUT ‘LOTTERY TICKET ON WHEELS’

I wrote ‘Lottery Ticket on Wheels’ for the Mystery Writers of America newsletter the Noose. Mr. Rich Cowan was a guest speakers at one of our monthly meetings.

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LOTTERY TICKET ON WHEELS

LOTTERY TICKET ON WHEELS

Rich Cowan, a 19 year veteran of the NYPD spent three years working undercover with the Gambino family investigating the carting industry. It all fell into place one day when Cowan set out to interview Sal Beneditto, the President of the Chambers Paper Fibers Company regarding the firebombing of one of his new packer...

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Sunday Mornings

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings are sweet when our grandson stays over the night before. He wakes up very early some mornings, before the early birds start to sing outside in the park, but we don’t mind. He likes to help with making his breakfast and Grandpa is the one who’s in charge of that fun project....

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Be Patient

If there is any one out there who is reading my blog, be patient. I am working very hard on the novel these days and have not had time to think about what I want to post here. I’m also working with Dez, the wonderfully talented son-in-law of mine to set up a website....

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Water And Flower

Water And Flower

So, back to the water lily, what a beauty she was. It was a very hot day with a heavy sun beating down on us. We were on a tour in Vietnam and the guide had tromped us through quite a few pagodas and ancient fortresses that day. The concrete and cobblestone walks radiated...

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A Day of Challenges

A Day of Challenges

This is a photo of a pistachio nut with salt. A picture of a very close up of a nut. Close up it is hard to tell what anything is and that’s where I am today. I’m looking at everything with eyes pressed up against the glass trying to make sense of it. The...

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