Monthly Archives: March 2012

Nick Arvin Talks About New Novel

Last night, at the Tattered Cover in LoDo, Denver author Nick Arvin talked about his latest novel, The Reconstructionist. He was introduced by David Wroblewski (The Story of Edgar Sawtelle) who said he thought Tattered Cover is way too modest … Continue reading

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Why Fiction Matters

The final speaker for the Pen & Podium series was Elizabeth Strout.  You remember her – she wrote Olive Kitteridge which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2009 and has been a non-stop hit with readers since it appeared … Continue reading

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There’s A Story Here Somewhere

We spent Sunday in Nederland, CO, population 1400, at Frozen Dead Guy Days.  The backstory is that in 1989, a resident died and wanted to be cryogenically frozen.  His family complied but used dry ice.  The body is now in … Continue reading

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Journal Entry

I don’t know if people keep journals anymore (when I was a girl, we called it a diary).  Maybe blogs have replaced journals, I don’t know.  But in any case, I was researching journal writing recently and came across this. … Continue reading

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One Thing That Matters

Recently, I received a handwritten note from my daughter-in-law thanking me for the birthday gifts I had sent.  It was a very sweet note and knowing how many hours she works, I was touched that she had taken the time … Continue reading

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