Psychopomp Scene

The psychopomp scene in Of Mutts And Men came to mind today. A number of readers have commented on it. … Read More

Song For Chet

Did someone mention Song For Chet recently? Some nice things can happen in what my grandmother called “the writing game.” … Read More


Sunday is when we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written … Read More


A Christmas and holiday trilogy, sort of: one short story and two novels. Santa 365, the short story, came first, … Read More

Reading Group News +

First, thanks for the excellent write-up re the history of the Plunderers – a beloved group here on the blog … Read More

Happy Thanksgiving!

Rick Torres crouched under a strip of tape, came toward us, shook hands with Bernie. “Hey, Chet,” he said, and … Read More

No Post Today

Exigencies intruded – which I’m partly saying because how often can you bump the Latin Ex and In together in … Read More

Yay, Plunderers!

One of the blessings of this job is the relationships that develop both with the readers and between the readers. … Read More

Labor, Love

Re yesterday’s post on A Cat Was Involved, reader Kevin Hopps writes: “Read this right after Dog On It… loved … Read More