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MY TWIN DIETIES OF THE MOMENT

 

GANESH–WISDOM, SUCCESS AND GOOD LUCK
LAKSHMI, GODDESS OF WEALTH AND PROSPERITY
  • Another January gone, another February second interview with Punxsutawney Phil, our revered and most inaccurate oracle zipped by with a forecast of early spring. Believe him not.

  • These events pale, of course, in significance to the completion of my sixth novel Swindle In Sawtooth Valley.

But Writer Working Never Rests, so while we await publishing news on Swindle, Browse through the works already out there, and take a peek at some new reviews and commentaries

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AND MY LATEST:

YOU CAN’T KEEP HER

This is the first sequel to Bonita [See Below], the story of a mother’s search to find her lost daughter and then her fight to maintain a relationship with her. A tale author Silvia Villalobos calls

“A compelling story of self-discovery and courage”–

 Here’s an excerpt from the opening chapter.

BLOCKADE
We were in the library, which smelled of the same leather and stale cigar smoke left behind by its late owner, Benito Alvarez. It was quite a mansion Alvarez had built high on this San Francisco hill where I now stood opposite his daughter, Flora Torres. She faced me with her arms folded across her chest, so straight and stiff I wanted to cut her corset strings, fancying she’d go all wobbly like a marionette. The image amused me, but I couldn’t indulge in humor now, with her stern dark eyes locked so intently on mine.
“You live an unsavory life, Bonita Kelly. Your parents were horse thieves. Your business partner, that disgusting Sylvia Gonsalves, is a prostitute. You live in a hotel instead of a proper house. You are unfit to enter my home, let alone associate with my daughter. We won’t allow it any longer.”
She gestured to the maid who had escorted me in. “Laura will show you out.”
Her lips squeezed together like pincers. By “we” she meant her husband, Miguel, who was away on business as he so often was, leaving her to manage, and she was managing with even more than her usual ferocity.
“Two years I’ve been calling on ‘Margarita,’” I said, using the name Flora had given my daughter instead of ‘Bonita,’ the name I’d given her at birth but had yet to broach with her.
“I should never have let things go this far, but now it’s over. From this day forward, you will not cross our doorstep.

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EXPERIENCE A FAMILY’S STRUGGLE AGAINST A MARAUDER INTENT ON DESTROYING EVERY TRACE OF THEM AND THEIR LEGACY. SET IN 1908-1910 SAN FRANCISCO, THESE HISTORICAL THRILLERS COMPRISE TWO VOLUMES OF A CALIFORNIA FRONTIER TRILOGY. BONITA BEING THE THIRD.

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NOW LET’S MOVE ON TO PAST AND CURRENT BLOGS:

 


BEN AND GEORGE AND MAKING AMERICA GREAT
- Pretty much everyone knows that Benjamin Franklin and George Washington  were prime movers and shakers both pre-and post the American revolution and that their work did as much as any human efforts to shape this country. Libraries of books have been published about both of them. Hours of instruction have been spent exploring their lives … Continue reading
BEN AND GEORGE AND MAKING AMERICA GREAT

A BEAUTIFUL CROSSOVER ROMANCE
- For a read you won’t forget In Dependence by   Sarah Ladipo Manyika                       Nigerian-born writers have compiled an impressive roster of distinguished works over the last decades. Perhaps the first in my recollection is the classic  Things Fall Apart      by        … Continue reading
A BEAUTIFUL CROSSOVER ROMANCE

A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN TOLERANT FRANCE
- So what happens to all those stateless refugees? Once they end up in Europe or the U.S. or whatever other safe haven, why is they can’t seem to just assimilate and integrate wherever they land? Everyone would agree it’s a complicated situation. One simple solution is to just keep them out. Except that hasn’t proved … Continue reading
A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD IN TOLERANT FRANCE

THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS
- Bill Bryson has been a favorite of mine for some time. I was introduced to him quite long while ago via his account of his hike along the Appalachian Trail, A Walk In the Woods. As is his wont, he used the stroll to explore not only the trail itself, but matters of history, science, … Continue reading
THE BODY: A GUIDE FOR OCCUPANTS

ISABEL’S LATEST IS ONE OF HER BEST
- Along with millions of others, I’ve long been a fan of Isabel Allende, and I greeted her new work with eager anticipation. I wasn’t disappointed. Although most famous I suppose for her early works of magical realism such as Eva Luna, Allende has written in a number of genres over her long career, and A … Continue reading
ISABEL’S LATEST IS ONE OF HER BEST

BLACK FRIDAY IN MEMORIAM
- I POSTED THE FOLLOWING ON BLACK FRIDAY, 2019. JUST KEEPING IT AROUND AS A SORT OF ARCHIVE. It’s the day they call Black Friday, 2019. It’s been a long while since I entered anything on this site. A bit of illness, a knee repair, concentration on a  sixth novel–all factors, but mostly it’s the laziness … Continue reading
BLACK FRIDAY IN MEMORIAM

ROSIE–QUITE A PROJECT FOR POOR OLD DON
-     Don Tillman decides he wants a wife. Not an unusual situation, certainly, but Don has Asperger’s syndrome and has had lifelong difficulties relating to people in general, let alone to women in whom he has a romantic interest. Brainpower, though? Don’s got it spades. He is a brilliant genetics professor. Thus, he decides … Continue reading
ROSIE–QUITE A PROJECT FOR POOR OLD DON

A VISIT WITH MARIE LAVENDER
- TODAY’S GUEST IS THE PROLIFIC MARIE LAVENDER, AUTHOR OF A VIRTUAL LIBRARY FULL OF POEMS, STORIES, AND NOVELS IN A HOST OF GENRES. MARIE’S LATEST NOVEL UPON YOUR LOVE WILL BE RELEASED ANY MOMENT. HERE’S A PEEK.  FOR MY INTERVIEW WITH MARIE AS WELL AS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT UPON YOUR LOVE AND A LOOK AT HER FASCINATING BIO, … Continue reading
A VISIT WITH MARIE LAVENDER

DESTINY DISRUPTED–ISLAM IS A NEW BIG DOG ON THE HORIZON
- If you really want to know a thing or a thousand about islam, check out Tamim Ansary. Born in Afghanistan to an American mother and an Afghan father, Ansary is perfectly situated to help bridge the gulf between the western and eastern worlds, the gulf that bedevils us not only today, but has for centuries. … Continue reading
DESTINY DISRUPTED–ISLAM IS A NEW BIG DOG ON THE HORIZON

WRITING–WHY DO IT?
- One day not long ago, a top notch violinist, Joshua Bell, who is in demand worldwide with every symphony you can name with seats at luxury prices, dived back underground as a random busker, his music case open and hungry for crump   led banknotes and stray coins. He collected a little money, but no … Continue reading
WRITING–WHY DO IT?