Tomorrow’s Guest Blogger
My guest tomorrow is Cara Lopez Lee, author of They Only Eat Their Husbands: A Memoir of Alaskan Love, World Travel, and the Power of Running Away. Writers of memoir might be especially interested in Cara’s story. And all women who’ve yearned to travel. Or run away. And you guys surely want to investigate who (or what) eats their husbands. See, we have something for everybody here.
What I’m Reading
I finished Matt Hilton’s action thriller Judgment and Wrath. Highly recommended if you like thrillers with really creepy bad guys.
Next up is Rock, Paper, Tiger by Lisa Brackman. Here’s the tiny synopsis from Lisa’s website:
“Iraq vet Ellie McEnroe is down and out in China, trying to lose herself in the alien worlds of performance artists and online gamers. When a chance encounter with a Uighur fugitive drops her down a rabbit hole of conspiracies, Ellie must decide who to trust among the artists, dealers, collectors and operatives claiming to be on her side – in particular, a mysterious organization operating within a popular online game.”
Doesn’t that sound good?
Profanity in Fiction
The Blood-Red Pencil Blog is doing a whole week of posts about using profanity (as a writer) or accepting or tolerating obscenities in fiction (as a reader). Monday, Maryann Miller’s post was titled Potty Mouth?. Yesterday, Jim Thomsen asked To What Extent Do You Tolerate The “F-Word” in Fiction? If you write or read hard-boiled mysteries, thrillers, and even some mainstream and literary fiction, this can be an issue. Check out the blog posts and add your thoughts to the comments.
One of the Best Movies Ever
I watched Invictus this week. Great acting, and a wonderful movie based on the true story behind the South African 1995 Rugby World Cup win and how closely the event was tied to the political development of the nation during Nelson Mandela’s first time as President of South Africa. Highly recommended.