Mr. Censor Goes to Washington

As the Academy squabbles about what were the best movies to hide out with in tumultuous 2016, here are a few movies that will NOT make the 2017 Academy Awards: Mr. Censor Goes to Washington: Set in the murky and … Continue reading

Instead of Banning Books . . .

As Isabel Allende‘s The House of the Spirits haunted book banners in North Carolina and drew the fire of Fox News, I waited for Jon Stewart’s Daily Show writers to come up with their usual slap down of Fox. I … Continue reading

How to Decorate Your Little Free Library

Imagine a dollhouse, only it’s not a dollhouse. It’s a library. And instead of homey dollhouse wallpaper, the three walls are covered with three photographs of the interior of your neighborhood library. So opening the doors to your Little Free … Continue reading

Book of Mercy Finalist in Midwest Book Awards

Book of Mercy was a finalist in the 22nd Annual Midwest Book Awards, which were announced on May 9 in Bloomington, MN. Is this a big deal? I interviewed Antigone Brown, the main character in Book of Mercy, about her view of … Continue reading

Don’t Tangle with Tango

A little penguin named Tango and a banned book have created an uproar in Rochester, MN. Rochester is the home of the Mayo Clinic, the facility patients come to from all over the world to get answers to tough medical questions. … Continue reading

Fear and Loathing on the Book Tour

This book tour I am going in my pajamas. I am participating in the Get Loaded Blog Tour de Force sponsored by the Indie Book Collective this week, and I hope to get more mileage while putting on fewer miles. … Continue reading

The College that Censored Firefly

I entered the Best Tweet About the College that Censored Firefly contest today. My chances of winning are looking about as good as my chances of using my new snowshoes in Minnesota this brown winter. I never win anything, which is … Continue reading

“Mom, They’re Banning Books!”

I had been stumbling around in the plot of a book I was writing for some time. I knew the protagonist couldn’t read and that books were disappearing. I was going for some kind of Alice Hoffman magical realism thing. … Continue reading

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