Tag Archives: memoir

Laure Junot: Life before, during, and after revolution

After any extreme event, ever since the advent of print (I’m sure before as well, but it’s more difficult to find the evidence) people have penned their memoirs. For the longest time the ones considered significant were those written by … Continue reading

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Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse The Annals of Pard XXI by Ursula K. Le Guin Don’t worry, I can hold my catnip. I am perfectly steady on my feet.

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BVC Announces “My Life So Far, by Pard,” by Ursula K. Le Guin

My Life So Far, by Pard, by Ursula K. Le Guin

A thoughtful, truthful autobiography, translated from the Feline by Ursula K. Le Guin. Continue reading

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Confessions of a Ghost Writer: Part 1

I have been a full time writer since 2005. During that time, I’ve penned eight original or shared-world novels, had four of them published (with a fifth due out in July) and am working sporadically on a ninth book (well, and … Continue reading

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BVC German Editions

Französisch mit Spickzettel

It’s a mark of how far Book View Café has come over the past four years that we’re now releasing our second German language edition. Sherwood Smith’s Crown Duel was the first – Kronenduell came out a few months back. … Continue reading

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Primitive Copy-rites of Ancient Peoples

Vonda recently said something about hectograph and asked if I remembered it.  I wrote back to her:   Oh do I remember hectograph.  We had one when I was 12 or so.  My brother Karl used it most; I think … Continue reading

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House Hunting in France

This is a house-hunting extract from my true crime memoir, Nous Sommes Anglais, to be published later this month. During my two-week house hunting expedition I discovered that the rural French builder had a flair for the unusual. And a hankering … Continue reading

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Out-takes: The Recovering Optician

I’m working on Nous Sommes Anglais, my true crime memoir with animals, at the moment so how about some outtakes? I have a number of amusing stories that I reluctantly decided to cut from the book so I could get to the true … Continue reading

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Where Ideas Come From: Life

That Which Doesn’t Kill You, You Can Write About Afterwards Some writers have well-behaved, inspirational muses who whisper sweet plots to them as they sleep. My muse is more pro-active. You want a story? I’ll give you a story. And … Continue reading

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