Book Review Wednesday – Uncommon Type

The book-a-week challenge kicks off with this review of Tom Hanks' Uncommon Type. I have been writing short stories for ages. I think all writers, at some point in their writing life, take a stab at it. I like the form. Maybe because it's like a half-hour comedy or an hour-long drama on television. When … Continue reading Book Review Wednesday – Uncommon Type

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Get to know Shig Sato – Where Shig Lives

Shig lives in Hyakunincho, Shinjuku, a Tokyo neighborhood very much a part of its urban landscape. Central Tokyo is considered to be inside the Yamanote Commuter Line 'circle.' Hyakunincho is one of the many Yamanote neighborhoods that encircle the city.  A ride on the Yamanote line can take you to Tokyo's festive Ueno Park for … Continue reading Get to know Shig Sato – Where Shig Lives

Japan & Espionage: Shig Sato wasn’t the first to fall into a trap

KGB. GRU. CIA. The Cold War. It's the stuff of thrilling writing. But do you know the story behind the story? In Traitors & Lies, Tokyo's reluctant P.I., Shig Sato, finds himself entangled in high-stakes international espionage in early 1990s Tokyo. It doesn't take long for Shig to realize he's been lied to, and might … Continue reading Japan & Espionage: Shig Sato wasn’t the first to fall into a trap

Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Geoff Nelder

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's an eclectic collection of stories by authors from around the globe. In today's Meet the Authors series I'm delighted to … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Geoff Nelder

Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with C.A. Sanders

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his mom): "Twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's a collection of eclectic stories by authors from around the globe. In today's Meet the Authors series I'm delighted … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with C.A. Sanders

Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Mark Fine

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's an eclectic collection of 15 stories by authors from around the globe. In today's Meet the Authors series I'm … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Mark Fine

Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Anita Kovacevic

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his momma): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's an eclectic collection of stories by authors from around the globe. In today's Meet the Authors series I'm delighted … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – an interview with Anita Kovacevic

Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – An interview with Jean Gill

To paraphrase Forrest Gump (and his mom): "twisted is as twisted does"- so grab your free copy of Twisted Tales, a Readers' Choice selection of short fiction from Readers' Circle of Avenue Park. Literary lies, epic yarns - it's a collection of eclectic stories by authors from around the globe.  In today's Meet the Authors series I'm … Continue reading Twisted Tales: Meet the Authors – An interview with Jean Gill