Blog tour stop #6

Hi everyone,

I’m so pleased that Michelle Kogan at Michelle Kogan–Art, Illustration, & Writing ( is hosting tour stop #6 today. I’m grateful to Michelle, as I have been each day to my hosts — Kathy Temean, Carol Varsalona, Jane Heitman Healy, Sylvia Vardell, and Linda Baie. I’m truly blessed.

I’m put in the shade by the technical skills and ability to use social media by my hosts. I keep forgetting that this tour also has a hashtag that anyone can use to aid the cause: #AfterDarkBlogTour. Lots of tweets and FB notices too. What a learning curve I’m on!

In other matters, I learned yesterday that the most recent volume of SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR, the series of reference books about authors, came out in December. I’m in it and saw the draft some time ago of a rather lengthy article about my work, but I didn’t realize the book was now in print and making its way into library reference rooms around the country. Not many individuals will pop for a copy at the fancy price of $285. Not this individual anyway.

Something About the Author

Hi everyone,

I’ve received a new update to the information published about me in SOMETHING ABOUT THE AUTHOR. A complete redo of older articles came out last year in Volume 318 so there wasn’t a lot for the research writer to do but essentially add what has happened recently. The piece runs a dozen pages and includes all of my books, including 11 I wrote using the pen name Kennon Graham, several pages of reviews, and another page and a half of biographical and critical sources. I’m asked to respond to several questions: —What first got you interested in writing?
—Who or what particularly influences your work?
—Describe your writing process.
—What is the most surprising thing you have learned as a writer?
—Which of your books is your favorite and why?
—What kind of effect do you hope your books will have?
This article will come out in Volume 348. I’m not sure what year that will be. I’ll let you know when it comes out one of these days.