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Kensington Day of the Book 2017!

It’s that time again. Mid-April  brings the Kensington International Day of the book. This year we’ll have four books to offer–Cologne No. 10 For Men, Well Considered, Canoedling in Cleveland, and my new one, Masjid Morning. We’re excited that we … Continue reading

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The Book Club Rush — Just a week to go!

That’s right. There’s only one week to go until our Bridging Cultural Gaps Book Club [Thursday, April 13, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Hyattsville (MD) Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street]. The BCGBC was founded to build community by exploring cultural differences through literature … Continue reading

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Close to home

It’s sometimes said that a person’s gifts and talents are rarely appreciated by those close to them. So I feel really honored that both my first novel, Cologne No. 10 for Men, and my most recent, Masjid Morning, soon will be featured in … Continue reading

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Cologne No. 10 For Men – Fact or Fiction

Writer’s Digest calls Cologne No. 10 For Men “a superb novel of the Vietnam war, a novel that compares favorably with those earlier ‘dark humor’ war novels such as CATCH-22 and M.A.S.H. The writing crackles with authenticity,”  and David Willson, Books in … Continue reading

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“A thought-provoking and ultimately moving story”

I am proud to share my just-received Kirkus review of Masjid Morning: MASJID MORNING Richard Morris CreateSpace (272 pp.) $14.95 paperback, $7.99 e-book ISBN: 978-1-5372-3327-7; November 10, 2016 BOOK REVIEW In the latest novel from Morris . . . , a pair … Continue reading

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Creative writing is a fine art at AWP

The AWP Conference & Bookfair organized by The Association of Writers & Writing Programs  returned to Washington, D.C. this weekend – February 9-11, 2017 – for its 50th anniversary conference, the largest literary conference in North America, filling the cavernous … Continue reading

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Corrections already needed to my 11/10/16 novel

Two mosques were burned to the ground in Texas in January. Already I should revise the Author’s Note in my novel, Masjid Morning, just published on November 10, 2016. The book is about the determined effort of a group of men to stop the construction … Continue reading

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Give me your tired, your poor . . .

Inscribed on a plaque inside the base of the Statue of Liberty is the following sonnet by Emma Lazarus, entitled “New Colossus:” Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at … Continue reading

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Making a difference in the world

[This blog post was inspired by the county board of education decision to eliminate creative writing as part of the creative and performing arts program at our local middle school. For local people, here is the link to the petition to … Continue reading

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Life Imitates Fiction . . . Again

(Or is it the other way around?)   Petula Dvorak’s article entitled “In Va., civic rules used as a guise for Islamophobia” in the January 3, 2017 edition of the Washington Post (Online January 2) described attempts by anti-Muslims to … Continue reading

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