Tag Archives: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Is this the New Year?

Many of us who are connected with schools in some way think of September as the New Year.  I am now experiencing a new kind of “New Year.” A year ago I had just changed my official website to WordPress … Continue reading

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AWP in DC! Feb 2-5, 2011 – ENTRY TWO: Historical Fiction

  The annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, this year at the Marriott Wardman Park and Omni Shoreham Hotels in Washington, D.C. My novel Well Considered is historical fiction wrapped in a story set in recent … Continue reading

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A capital idea!

A capital idea! It was a capital idea to expand Capital Bookfest to include three cities this year.  (Thanks, Kwame!) After exhibiting at Capital Bookfest—Harrisburg in September, setting up at Capital Bookfest—Largo last Saturday had the feel of familiarity.  (Largo is … Continue reading

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Why we read…

When I started this blog back in March, my idea was to share thoughts and experiences in my life that relate to writing or promoting novels.  This included the books that my wife and I have been reading. She is my partner … Continue reading

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Delightful!

On Saturday, Barbara and I put our show on the road at the Gaithersburg (Maryland) Book Festival. It was their inaugural festival, and the organizers did an excellent job, even scheduling sunny and warm weather (though a bit breezy). There … Continue reading

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A face appears

I was at a regularly scheduled meeting and my wife was revising “Festivals by location” for me (see right sidebar) to delete the ones I had just attended and add some future ones.  As she added my next one – … Continue reading

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