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Happy Birthday Joyce Carol Oates

Fodder for Fiction Weekly Author Birthday Bash Happy Birthday to Joyce Carol Oates! I couldn’t resist sharing the following excerpt in honor of her special day. It may not feel very celebratory – and I hope Joyce Carol Oates feels … Continue reading

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It’s Harper Lee’s FFF Birthday Celebration!

Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a masterpiece worthy of its Pulitzer-prize winning acclaim. It’s been called “one of the best-loved stories of all time.” I’m right there with all of the other lovers of this novel. I first … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLOTTE BRONTE!

Fodder for Fiction Author Birthday Bash This week’s Fodder for Fiction Birthday Bash is for Charlotte Bronte. Poor Jane Eyre was excluded from the celebrations at Gateshead. But that doesn’t mean she didn’t appreciate the festivities. This passage makes me … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Eudora Welty!

FODDER FOR FICTION WEEKLY AUTHOR BIRTHDAY BASH If you’re a regular visitor here at Fodder for Fiction, or if you’ve read any of my fiction, you probably realize that I love food – and I love what a given character … Continue reading

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April 2010 WHAT I’M READING

This month, so far, I read The Photograph by Penelope Lively. The Photograph was an interesting combination of prose character portrait and mystery. I love the premise of an historian trying to put together the pieces of the life of … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY AYN RAND

The insights Ayn Rand provides into human nature through her characters’ innermost thoughts and behavior is incredible to me. I’m guessing she may have been suspicious of my celebrating her birthday with a party. And the excerpt below illustrates just … Continue reading

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National Book Festival 2009

I had a fantastic time at the National Book Festival on Saturday, September 27, 2009. I volunteered this year and was assigned to the Fiction and Fantasy Tent — the perfect place for me! I got to meet John Grisham, Jodi … Continue reading

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