Monthly Archives: April 2013

“WHY KNOX?” April 24th UPDATE

That’s Trisha Gene Brady, the female vocalist of The Black Lillies. She is one of the four real life female vocalists who figure into the mystery in “Why Knox?” In spite of a hectic schedule of travel and performances she … Continue reading

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TRIBUTE TO BRENNAN MANNING

One of my heros died this week. Franciscan priest Brennan Manning visited King College some 15 years ago. He stayed for a week in what must have been the coldest January or February Bristol has had in the 25 years … Continue reading

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OBSERVATIONS FROM TWO WOMEN

I spoke to the Abingdon Newcomers earlier and afterwards a woman approached me to ask a question. “I’m convinced,” she said, “that what one does as an adult has its’ roots in the first five years of life.” Then she … Continue reading

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ABINGDON NEWCOMERS

I had a great time this morning introducing the Abingdon Newcomers to Nattie Moreland and the Natasha McMorales Why Mysteries. They were a great audience and a fun group in spite of the gloomy rainy day. I read a funny … Continue reading

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MY RELATIONSHIP WITH GRAMMAR

The fun is almost over. The fun being thinking through the plotlines, inventing characters, getting it all out in the first draft, not to mention letting various characters say things I can’t (don’t want to). Two weeks ago I sent … Continue reading

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SALUTE to the GRIND HOUSE

I’m saying goodbye to a good friend tonight. The Grind House will be closing this coming Saturday. The Grind House has been a regular morning writing spot for me over the past year. It felt a lot like home to … Continue reading

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APRIL TAYLOR: “TABLETOP DANCING”

I met with April Taylor this morning at The Grind House. She has a cameo in the Rhythm & Roots section of “Why Knox?” and I needed her approval and any input she was willing to give. We had a … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING WHITNEY ROBERTS of THE NEXT WHY MYSTERY

Introducing Whitney Roberts. Whitney is a 50 year old woman from Kingsport, TN. She is the only child from an affluent family who valued culture and artistic expression. Her mother sang in “Voices of the Mountains” and her father, a … Continue reading

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