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Chatting with Linda O’Connell

Chatting with Linda O’Connell by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor After hearing local writer Linda O’Connell read her essay “The Rise and Fall of a Famous Name” from St. Louis Reflections: An Anthology by the St. Louis Writers Guild at the December 13 release party, I was eager to check out her website, Write from the…

Release Party: Poet Matthew Freeman’s The Boulevard of Broken Discourse

Release Party: Poet Matthew Freeman’s The Boulevard of Broken Discourse by Jenny Beatrice, Walrus Contributor In 2004 Matthew Freeman came out of the self-proclaimed “poetry closet” and burst onto the St. Louis poetry scene. Known for his gritty realism, raw honesty and off-beat humor, Freeman exposes his struggles with schizophrenia against the backdrop of St.…

Chatting with Irene Hannon

Chatting with Irene Hannon by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor You write in two genres Christian romance novels and Christian suspense novels; and spend about six months on each, correct? Currently I write 2 ½ novels a year, more time’s spent on the suspense novels for two reasons: they are larger then the romance novels, and…

Christmas Selections For Saint Louis History Buffs

Christmas Selections For Saint Louis History Buffs by Diana Davis, Walrus Contributor 2011 was a great year for those interested in St. Louis history. Walrus recommends three excellent books by local authors–the perfect gifts for your favorite hometown history buff. Frederick Fausz introduces us to Pierre Laclede in Founding St. Louis: First City of the…

Sweet Designs by Julia Usher

Sweet Designs by Julia Usher by Tif Sweeney On Saturday, December 10, I ventured to Pudd’nhead Books in downtown Webster Groves for an author event with Julia Usher.  This was not your typical event, but rather a sweet demonstration and intimate interaction to promote her newest book, Ultimate Cookies. In a cozy corner of the…

An Evening with Kim Edwards

An Evening with Kim Edwards by Tif Sweeney On the first day of December, I had the pleasure of spending the evening listening to the wisdom of Kim Edwards, the author of the bestseller, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter and her more recent release of The Lake of Dreams. She is currently touring for the paperback…