BVC welcomes new member Marissa Doyle.Continue reading
I’ve been watching RIVERDALE. I want to know how they managed to negotiate this with the owners of Archie Comics, really. The show is dark and moody and focuses quite a lot on the sex lives of the characters, quite … Continue reading
Verse 7: And my name is on the cover of my book. Yes, my name is on the cover of my book. Although I hate to tell it, the publisher misspelled it, but my name is on the cover of … Continue reading
I have long understood the dangers and seductions of overwork. I’ve frequently coped with stress by balancing my checkbook or going over budget figures. Or reading and replying to every single email in my Inbox. It needn’t be intellectual work: … Continue reading
After three soul-destroying years of teaching unenthusiastic middle-schoolers, Theodora Fairchild is thrilled to be a student again, pursuing her doctorate in Latin. She’s sure John Winthrop University will be the intellectual home she’s always longed for, the place where she’ll finally fit in. But her teaching days aren’t quite over: Theo starts giving “humanities” lessons to sweetly nerdy post-doc Grant Proctor–and loses her heart.
But nobody in the Classics Department is quite who they seem… not even Grant. Theo’s arrival rekindles an ancient rivalry between two powerful enemies, and Theo herself is the prize. After she unwittingly betrays Grant to his oldest foe, she’s determined to rescue him–and herself–before it’s too late.
Because even gods can die–or wish they were dead.Continue reading
I like having music play while I’m writing, but I usually stick with instrumental/ambient because I find the words too distracting. I like classical, particularly music of the Baroque. When it comes to ambient, Timothy Wenzel and Brian Eno are … Continue reading
by Brenda W. Clough There seem to be two ways that shows get onto Broadway. One is when persons of proven talent decide it’s time to start a new project. “Hey Oscar, you want to write a show?” “Sure, Rogers, … Continue reading
This series started on Oct. 15 and continues every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The Ariadne Connection. … Continue reading
Build a wall of saguaros,
butterflies, and bones
of those who perished
in the desert.
I grew up in a small town outside of Houston in a culture that was mostly white, Anglo, and Christian. It wasn’t exclusively white. We had both African-American and Mexican-American neighbors and, after NASA set up the Johnson Space Center … Continue reading