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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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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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“The people in Baru were as wealthy as any community I have ever known.  They had no cash, but instead they had abundant fresh food, comfortable homes, fantastic views, family and friends, and no stress.  This was paradise.  They had no electricity, and they didn’t need it.  They had a central well for fresh, clean […]

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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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Rafael Alvarez walks the streets of Baltimore the way his ancestors did.  He walks the streets of the city the way the homeless and the tourist have walked for decades. He walks to see and remember the ways of others — the cops, the robbers, the addicts, the working-class men, the women attending the lives of their husbands and children, the Greeks, […]

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