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GETTING THE RIGHT RECIPE

I write fiction, historical fiction to be precise. I can even fine tune it to –Historical fiction based in 1880 Chicago with a strong architectural theme. I write about buildings, the men who financed them, designed them, built them and … Continue reading

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EVER ASK WHY?

Lately I find myself asking WHY? We all do and we all have different answers. I attended the Historical Novel Society conference in 2010. And I was one of six would be authors sitting at a round table with an … Continue reading

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It’s getting closer……

Just received my manuscript, with edits, from Allium Press. Getting a chance to read What Price Honor again. I find it still exciting, fresh. The characters still speak to me. Now everything is done on line. I mean this literally….Emily … Continue reading

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Summer Memories

I am a subscriber to the Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row and receive my copy every Sunday. I look forward to it. A recent article, “Rahm’s Readers”, caught my eye. This was a summer book club sponsored by the Chicago Public … Continue reading

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The time has come……

Next week my publisher is back from vacation. This means that before the end of July I will receive my manuscript “What Price Honor” with her edits. I’ve spent the past months working on my web page, trying to figure … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Philadelphia

Some more thoughts on Philadelphia. This is a city that moves at a different pace from Chicago. The streets are manageable. Some are quite narrow. We Chicagoans would consider them an alley. But I soon realized that this was the … Continue reading

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Five days in Philly

Just returned from a five day visit to Philadelphia…a lovely city.   A chance to visit with family and see grandchildren.  Philadelphians are friendly and rather quiet. No one seems to honk their car horns the way Chicagoans do. But … Continue reading

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I Know Why You’re Here…..

It’s books….that’s why you are here. Like me, you love to read, feel it is essential to living. Maybe, like me, you want to see into the minds of people who write. Where to they find a story, how do … Continue reading

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J. Bard-Collins

Writing fiction is a journey with no foreseeable end in sight. You tell yourself at the beginning that this is a craft you will never master, that you will always be learning. But like every writer I know, I accept, … Continue reading

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