Happy Literary Birthday, John Fowles (and Ned Hayes) !

Literary Birthday – 31 March Happy Birthday, John Fowles, born 31 March 1926, died 5 November 2005 Also, my birthday!  (SinfulFolk.com / NedNote.com)    (Post Via amandaonwriting)     Top 12 John Fowles Quotes   1) There are only two races on this planet – the intelligent and the stupid.   2) There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.   3) The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.   4) We all write poems; it is simply that poets are the ones who write in words.   5) You may think novelists always have fixed plans to which they work, so that the...

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Seattle Wrote: Interview

Interesting experience being interviewed for the book blog Seattle Wrote Here’s a nice takeaway quote:   “Ultimately, I like to think that I write about common human questions. The past influences the present, and the need to find connection with each other – those human needs are the same across the centuries,” he said. “It’s a question of, can you redeem yourself? Can you mend relationships, and make your life have meaning? Can you find meaning and value and in some sense, salvation – saving yourself and finding your true self?”   Referencing something he read that author Alice Walker said, about how the ghosts of the past actually tell her their stories, Ned “Always thought that was silly. But in this novel, I really had that feeling with Mear. I...

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REVIEW: Journey of the Bookseller (Thank You!)

Review re-printed from Journey of a Bookseller – The Book Fairie      In December of 1377, four children were burned to death in a house fire.   [Sinful Folk] was published in January, so you should be able to find a copy at your local bookstore now. There were two things that made me want to read this book:  It was set in medieval times and the main character is woman passing herself off as a man. The boys were dressed in their best clothes; the door to the house was tied shut from the outside.  Why were the boys there and who tied that knot?  Who set the fire?  The villagers are angry and want justice, so they decide to take the matter to their King to demand justice. Never mind that they can’t travel the land without permission and...

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Reading at Auntie’s Bookstore – Sinful Folk

Reading – Signing – Come One, Come All ! Live anywhere near Spokane, Washington?   Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane will be hosting an author event for author Ned Hayes’s new historical novel, Sinful Folk. A reading, Q&A and book signing will begin @ 7:00 p.m. More details here: http://www.auntiesbooks.com/event/readingqasigning-ned-hayes 7 pm — March 20 — Author Reading, Signing and Q&A — Auntie’s Bookstore in Spokane Also check out the Northwest Writer’s Guild Panel discussion the previous night (3/19) with local Pacific Northwest authors. Come one, come all ! Please like &...

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In Memory: Aaron Reynolds

I was at Charles Wright school this week. For those friends who worked with me at Kiha /ARO, you will remember Aaron Reynolds (our first architect — famous for this incident in Windows history). I was saddened and also very happy to see his legacy live on in the technology suite at his alma mater (Charles Wright) — with Paul Allen, Dwight Krossa, Jon Lazarus, Mike Perkowitz, Kevin Eustice, Peter Schwab and Phil Rogan. Please like &...

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