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A mechanical murder

A Facebook discussion about Alexa linked appliances led to this. I couldn’t help it. “May…I…help…you?” Detective Ironman scowled. I hate computer generated voices, he thought. Somewhere in that house is a laser reader pointed at the door connected to an … Continue reading

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Who killed the smart guy at the blackboard?

While at the BooksNJ2017 festival, mystery author David Brown and I wandered a little off topic during our session on sidekicks.  He tossed out this line: So a story could be about who killed the smart guy at the blackboard. Taking … Continue reading

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An old story with meaning

I was poking around my computer and came upon this story. It’s four years old. But it seemed to carry meaning in these days of have and have-nots. It’s called “The Rhythm of Difference.” A sample: I was born into … Continue reading

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The gospel according to Oswald: ‘It ain’t about dreams, and peace, just about war until the end.’

This is from a novel, a work in progress called “That time the world visited Mount Jensen, Maine.” It is a generational story about a small town under the pressure from rich developers, the internal conflicts of residents, both new … Continue reading

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The start of a new Nagler book. Maybe. Possibly. It’s a mystery.

I think this is the opening to the next Frank Nagler book, the one after “The Weight of Living.” I’ve been struggling with how to get into the next one, and after some false starts, this seems to work. Maybe. Things change, … Continue reading

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An audience of one

Her name was Sandy and she was the only other person in the room. This was the Mountainside Public Library on Saturday where the kind folks who run the library has scheduled a reading for me. They had placed a … Continue reading

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Reading at Mouintainside, N.J., Library at 1 p.m. Saturday (June 17)

I’ll be reading from and discussing the Frank Nagler Mysteries at the Mountainside Public Library in Mountainside, N.J. at 1 p.m. Saturday. (June 17) “The Swamps of Jersey,” “A Game Called Dead,” and the new one, “The Weight of Living,” … Continue reading

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What’s next for Frank Nagler

Being a writer means living inside your own head. Often that impedes any progress on the actual writing. This became evident this past weekend when I spent two days at, first, Warren County’s Park Fest, and then BooksNJ2017, The Bergen … Continue reading

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Two readings events this week: Wednesday and Saturday

I’m taking part in two reading events this week. The first is “Raise Your Voice,” at the Phillipsburg, N.J. Free Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Writers will get a few minutes to read from their work. The … Continue reading

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Park Fest a success; off to BooksNJ2017 in Paramus

We were sitting in the shadow of history, peddling our wares like those who came before. Authors, food vendors, artists, musicians, crafters, historians, historic car fans and others at the roadside park that celebrates one of the creations that drove … Continue reading

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