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Sandra Block Interview

Sandra Block Interview

Questions from Robert J. Ray (The Weekend Novelist)   Where did your sleuth (Dr. Zoe Goldman) come from? How long did she take to create? Days? Months? Years? Why did you make her conspicuously tall? (PS: Zoe’s got a crazy wit—very captivating, and helpful with...
Sandra Block – Review

Sandra Block – Review

Sandra Block Review—The Girl Without a Name (Questions from Robert J. Ray, The Weekend Novelist Series) At the climax to The Girl Without a Name, the bad guy confesses. To find out what happens next—what Fate does to the bad guy—you need to read the book. It’s a good...
Dr. R.A. Duncan -Pioneer Doctor- Amarillo, Texas

Dr. R.A. Duncan -Pioneer Doctor- Amarillo, Texas

Breakfast on Tyler Street, Amarillo, 1942 The old man shaves in the mirror. He wears BVDs—long johns with short sleeves—and his trousers. The suspenders hang from his waist. The old man pauses to stroke the razor on a leather strop. Half his face is shaved. The other...
Prologue: Early Warning

Prologue: Early Warning

The platter is old, yellow, chipped by the teeth of time. It slides across the table in my direction. Steam rises from the platter. The steam comes from boiled beef, boiled carrots, boiled potatoes, and green cabbage boiled to pale oblivion. I fork food from the...