People pay good money to chairlift up a mountain in civilized fashion and then ski down for pleasure. I just paid to snowshoe straight up 2000 feet in single-digit temperatures to brave […]
While a polar bear plunge may beat back winter darkness, most island authors choose a different secret weapon to fighting their way back to life: writing.
“The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” ― L.P. Hartley, The Go-Between “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” ― William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun […]
As one of the writers who has enrolled in Eleanor Morse’s Sudden Fiction classes on Peaks Island, I know that being a good writer and being a good human being are synonymous […]
“I rode to earth on the backside of a comet. Mau Mau Bett saw me blaze across the sky and disappear into the moon, where I reined in the comet with my […]
Mountain foliage is beckoning tourists by the gaping busloads while our seaside greenery stubbornly holds on to its dull, late summer hue. Nightfall slinks in sooner each day, even though the sun […]
When does a writer become a writer? When they start writing? When they publish a book or begin to teach writing? When I asked Eleanor Morse this question, she said she started […]
From stories to soup to Sudden Fiction, Nicole d’Entremont is one of those writers who touches lives, over and over again – with and without her pen in hand. I caught up […]
Brittle leaves rattled around outside and scratched against the glass door of Longfellow Books in Portland. A group of bibliophiles, many of them writers themselves, listened to James Hayman channel Poe. This wasn’t poetry though, it was a reading from the latest in his murder mystery series set in Portland, Maine: The Girl in the Glass.
The first line of James Hayman’s debut thriller The Cutting reads “Fog can be a sudden thing on the Maine coast.” These days, fog is nearly a constant thing but that hasn’t […]