City Sidewalks

♩  ♪  ♫  ♬   City sidewalks, busy sidewalks...  ♬  ♫  ♪ ♩ That's all I feel safe in saying. That's a common enough phrase, but beyond this could be copyright issues. Still, if you want to hear the song and get in the mood, here you go: Okay, so what's the point in all this? Well, … Continue reading City Sidewalks

Harmony Kent’s Fictional Tour of the Forest of Dean

Today, the Story Empire Roadshow takes me to visit author P. H. Solomon, while I host author Harmony Kent. I'm so glad to have her here for the first time. Let's give her a warm welcome. Take it away, Harmony! Hello, everyone, Harmony Kent here. Welcome to my tour stop on the Story Empire Roadshow. … Continue reading Harmony Kent’s Fictional Tour of the Forest of Dean

Satisfying Ends to Series

This week marks the end of two television series that I watch and love---Grimm and Bones. Grimm is on its sixth season, Bones its twelfth. And they share more with each other than eerie titles. I think there are several reasons why these series had such broad appeal: Each episode was a self-contained mystery while … Continue reading Satisfying Ends to Series

Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh

Visits home are few and far between. Most of the time is spent with family, but if I can squeeze in a trip to the city, I try to. Ride the incline, shop at the Strip, catch a game, cruise on the Clipper, visit a museum... The list is endless, really, when I sit down … Continue reading Eavesdropping on Characters In Pittsburgh

Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship

When done correctly, the setting can take on a life of its own. One of my favorite examples of this is from the Harry Potter series of novels. The moving staircases, the animated portraits, the floating candles in the dining hall. Not many words were necessary to bring Hogwarts to life, but the setting became … Continue reading Setting the Scene—A Strip Mall of Worship