Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Did you know that prescription drug abuse in the U.S. is on the rise, and that accidental poisonings and overdoses are due to drugs languishing in home medicine cabinets? The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, and from the home medicine cabinet. Many Americans do not know how to safely dispose of them. Throwing them out or flushing them down a toilet can create potential safety and health hazards.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
On this date in 1884, William Maxwell Evarts Perkins, better known as Maxwell Perkins, was born. He is probably one of the most famous literary editors who ever lived; he worked with Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Thomas Wolfe.
I found some wonderful quotes on the Famous Quotes and Authors site, attributed to the talented Mr. Maxwell, and I wanted to share them with you:
"Every good thing that comes is accompanied by trouble."
"Just get it down on paper, and then we'll see what to do with it."
"Anybody can find out if he is a writer. If he were a writer, when he tried to write of some particular day, he would find in the effort that he could recall exactly how the light fell and how the temperature felt, and all the quality of it. Most people cannot do it. If they can do it, they may never be successful in a pecuniary sense,
but that ability is at the bottom of writing, I am sure."
"I believe the writer... should always be the final judge. I have always held to that position and have sometimes seen books hurt thereby, but at least as often helped. The book belongs to the author."
"You have to throw yourself away when you write."
I'm sure that one or more of these resonates with you.
The beautiful Snapdragon Inn, located in Windsor, Vermont, was once owned by Maxwell Perkins. Looks like a lovely place to visit.
Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg, a 1978 National Book Award Winner, will be going on my TBR pile. The word is that Sean Penn is in talks to portray the famous Scribner editor, based on the Berg biography of Perkins.
Perkins died in 1947 at age 62.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Google just rolled out "Google Instant," which should shave off time when conducting searches; it shows results as you type, before you're even finished typing. It also attempts to predict what you're searching for; if Google gets it right, you can stop typing.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Discount Noir should be released in late September or early October. I will keep you posted when I learn more.
I am thrilled to be in the company of these authors in Discount Noir. Many thanks to Stacia Decker, Patricia Abbott, and Steve Weddle, for their efforts in this endeavor.