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Sunday
Oct022011

Everybody's Writing

There are books, books everywhere. Written and discovered. Written by people I know and people I don't.

When I was younger I used to ride my bike home from the library with the handlebar basket piled high with books. I'd read everything and anything.

I'm older now and much more read. It's rare I find one book anymore that really pulls me in, let alone seven.

What's cooler is the books I do find often have a personal connection.

My sister Leslie Meehan's s thesis is now a book. "Our Birth as Holo Sapiens: Navigating Our Passage through Climate Change."

My friend Pamela Douglas has two books out now: "Back to Life," about her experiences surviving a very serious surgery, and "Writing the TV Drama," which has fast become the "go-to" book in Hollywood for writers who care about their craft.

I discovered Dave Housley's work from a small boutique on 36th St in Baltimore. His first collection of stunning and snarky short stories is out: "Ryan Seacrest Is Famous."

I'm sure my friend Janice's book about her life and the creatures/humans she's loved within it will be published soon.

I've referred "Everything Matters" by Ron Currie, Jr., to just about any smart, serious reader I know.

So, basically, I'm just saying that it's nice to still find books that I would consider stacking into my handlebar basket and peddling home to read. That books are still a source of discovery achieved and quests fulfilled.

Yea!