Sharon Hart-Green Talks About Her Debut Novel, Come Back for Me

I am so excited to have Sharon Hart-Green visit today and discuss her debut novel, Come Back for Me. I met Sharon on-line when she contacted me about writing a review for her book. I don’t know what lead Sharon to contact me, but  I am so happy she did. Come Back for Me is a wonderfully moving novel about the Holocaust set in Hungary, Israel and Canada. It is one of those books that stays with you long after you’ve finished reading it. I highly recommend it.  So let’s get started. Synopsis…

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes and Flamingo Funeral

I spent the day yesterday listening to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. I just love the Bentonia Blues style. I was reworking a few of the stories in Flamingo Funeral and what better choice for background music? So I thought I’d do something a little different today. Following is a blog I wrote shortly after the book was released and I unexpectedly ended up talking to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes on the telephone. The blog explains how that happened. Following the blog, I have  included the scene from Flamingo Funeral that I used…

Wham, Scam, Thank You Ma’am!

Women of a certain age, if they’re being honest, will tell you the first time someone calls you ma’am can be, well damn right annoying. C’mon, I don’t have $1,000.00 of Oil of Olay scattered all over my bathroom for this shit. But you get over it. If you’re from the South, you blame it on “the younguns bein’ raised right.” You accept it. You buy more wrinkle cream and hope for the best. The years go by. You get used to the ma’ams. You think, “Okay, I can live with…

Dorothy Parker: The Queen of One Liners

I love Dorothy Parker. That quick wit. Her great one liners. I quote Parker quite often. (These days when telemarketers have been bugging me all day on the phone and it rings yet again.) What fresh hell is this? She would ask when her doorbell rang, irritated. Ah, Dorothy, what fresh hell indeed. Did Jehovah’s Witnesses visit you on Saturday mornings, too? Nothing against Jehovah’s Witnesses, but it is Saturday morning for Christ’s sake! To which they reply, “Exactly!” Of her morning routine, Parker said, “I brush my teeth and sharpen my…

A Conversation with Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

I spent the day yesterday listening to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. I just love the Bentonia Blues style. I was reworking a few of the stories in Flamingo Funeral and what better choice for background music? So I thought I’d do something a little different today. Following is a blog I wrote shortly after the book was released and I unexpectedly ended up talking to Jimmy “Duck” Holmes on the telephone. The blog explains how that happened. Following the blog, I have  included the scene from Flamingo Funeral that I used…