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It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I am drinking my coffee, looking out the window (as I always do) and thinking about my book reading that will take place tomorrow. How can I possibly talk about the years of working on this novel?  What is the most important message I can convey to my audience?  I […]

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I looked out the window this morning and saw the woods around my house changing rapidly — maturing into reds, yellows, browns, and purples; the shades of greens fading away.  The sky remained blue but wasn’t as hurried as it was in the summer. And as I stood there realizing again the changing of seasons, […]

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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.  You can find the link: here.        

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I looked at the floor and thought of chess.  This made me feel sinful. I was not supposed to have frivolous thoughts while in church.  The floor of the neo-Gothic church was made of black and white marble squares that made me think of the size of the chess pieces that would match the size […]

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I had an interesting conversation with a friend yesterday. She said she has tried to leave her iPhone at the hotel room, where she was staying, and go to the beach with just a book in her purse but wasn’t able to do it. I had the best intentions to disconnect myself from the world […]

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CityLit Baltimore Slide Show

We gave it everything we had: photos we took, photos we borrowed, photos grabbed from video. Crowd shots, pictures of me being interviewed by the IndieBookMan Show, photos of me talking to (and signing my novel for) poet Andrei Codrescu. Snapshots of me hanging out with my friends from Little Patuxent Review. Snapshots of my […]

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Yesterday I attended the CityLit Festival in Baltimore, just 20 minutes north of my home. The festival celebrates the literary arts in Baltimore, and was held at the beautiful and historic Enoch Pratt Central Library. Getting to the event required a drive through a soaking spring rain, but it was worth it. As I explain in the […]

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