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My gosh!  That’s the link to my latest review for bookpleasures.com and it will interest anyone thinking of publishing a book in this strange period of the industry’s reinvention.  The book is called ” A Self-Publisher’s Companion….” and it is by Joel Friedlander, a book designer, and a very nice

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75 out of 405 not a bad turnout at 55th.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS…

From Saint Paul to Wausau and back I crossed a dozen rivers flowing full with water. You can’t imagine how exciting that can be unless you live in the desert West, where “river” means “dry gulch except during monsoon season.” I think it was the Black River that was particularly inviting. It

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Like the butterfly I am watching….

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

A butterfly poised on a branch crowded with Orange Jubilee blossoms (Tacoma stans) is moving his wings so fast it brings to mind the expression, “butterflies in my stomach.” That’s what I have.

On Saturday my first mystery book was “launched” at Clues Unlimited, the only specialized mystery bookstore

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The response to the grotesque is humor.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS. . .

Literary theories come and go, but this one stuck with me.  The idea is this: when something seems too terrible to bear, or so awful that it is awkward to respond, you find a laugh in it; and then you realize your laughter is grotesque.

Last night, for instance, my

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I never got to say what I thought.

MOXIE COSMOS SAYS . . .

Book discussions can be frustrating.  I quit going to the Faculty Wives Book Club about four decades ago, even before they realized the name was sexist.  Whether there is a Faculty Spouse Book Club, I doubt.  In the first place, the invitation would have to go to 1000 or

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