Category Archives: music

Music Tuesday! Guest Post by Julie M. Casey–Vintage Jazz and Blues: A New Orleans Treasure

Dear readers, Music Tuesday has been on vacation for a while, but it’s back this week with a terrific piece by American writer and poet Julie M. Casey. You can learn more about Julie in her bio below, but first, … Continue reading

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The Return of Music Tuesday with Cathy L. Mason

Readers, I’m thrilled to bring back the popular Music Tuesday blog series with a wonderful author I’ve recently met. Her name is Cathy L. Mason, and this is a beautiful and sad story about how music influenced her relationship with … Continue reading

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Go See Jonathan Richman if You Can!

If you’ve watched Jonathan Richman play live, you don’t need to read this post. You already know why seeing him is a life-affirming experience like no other, and if you live near any of his upcoming tour dates, perhaps you’ve … Continue reading

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Rain and the Radio

What is it about a rainy day in autumn that resurrects sad memories in a pretty way? Is it the dull, brooding mirror of the pavement? Or the resolute fall flowers on the curb, standing up to the wind and … Continue reading

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Summer Playlist for Sunny Days, Stormy Nights, and Roadtrips

It’s July 3rd, and it finally feels like summer has hit New England. Maybe it’s just me—I’ve been hacking away at a dark, “wintery” novel—but I don’t think so. The weather simply hasn’t been typical of summer until now. Yes, … Continue reading

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Music and Writing: Guest Post by K. Williams for #MusicTuesday

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a guest for #MusicTuesday, and I’m very happy to have K. Williams today. ———————————————————————————————————- Music and Writing go together like peanut butter and jelly. Until recently, I thought I was the … Continue reading

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The Weird Differences Between Lyrics and Poetry: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Dane Cobain

Please welcome writer Dane Cobain to my blog today. If you ever thought song lyrics were just poetry set to music, I think you’ll find this post as compelling as I do. ———————————————————————————————————- The poetry scene is going through a … Continue reading

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Miracles Happen: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Anesa Miller

Please welcome poet and novelist Anesa Miller to my blog today. This is a really beautiful post, and I’m grateful to Anesa for sharing it. —————————————————————————————————- You mean they didn’t fly off the shelves, after all? Way back in a … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll All Night: Dave O’Leary’s Guest Post for #MusicTuesday

Today, I’m very happy to have Seattle musician and music writer Dave O’Leary as a blog guest. Dave’s novel, The Music Book is also one of the best I’ve read recently. I recommend it highly to any music fan.———————————————————————————————————- When … Continue reading

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How Did THAT Slip In? The Subconscious Realities that can Sneak into Novels

I’ve completed and published two novels, while a third is currently being revised. All three stories involve women of various ages figuring out their lives and what they really want. Which I guess makes sense, as I feel like I’m … Continue reading

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