Clifford Garstang’s novel Oliver’s Travels features a young man’s coming of age, philosophical discourse, and a darn good argument for world travel to expand awareness. Garstang himself took this advice, living and working all over Southeast Asia and Kazakhstan before taking on writing a novel. Book Title: Oliver’s Travels Publisher: Regal House Publishing Genre: Novel […]
A Good Mystery
Peter Mock at McIntyre’s Books says he’s got the best selection of mysteries in the South
Author Chat with Valerie Nieman
A sentence from the book: “Me, I’m a creature like a bear or raccoon, I can live lots of ways. Daughter of Andrew, cleaner of boats, sailor of Bellatrix that I built from a derelict, roamer of woods, scientist, stalker of plants and animals, teller of tales.”
Novel Writing is Hard
And why it feels so good when you’re done.
Buxton Village Books
My friend Gee Gee Rossell at Buxton Village Books on Hatteras Island has been selling my books for years. The perfect store: small and rambling.
Everyone needs a “Home Bookstore” and McIntyre’s is mine!
They’ve launched all my books in “The Barn” and they’ll be launching Indigo Field on Saturday March 18, 2023, at 11 a.m., Fearrington Village. Pittsboro, NC. Be there!
Consider the Field
The hay field changes every week in the growing season, and in North Carolina the wild growing season starts in winter. By February, I’m seeing these tiny flowers everywhere in low grass, by the side of the road, in my ragged lawn, a promise of coming spring. Such a bright blue! Smaller than my smallest fingernail. Hopeful, upright, the color of the sky, they remind me that once I was a child, low to the ground myself, noticing everything.
The Dutch House
When I was young, my family lived with my grandmother for a time in Washington, D.C. , in one of the old neighborhoods with houses of colonial brick and Italianate stucco. Grandmother’s house was a colonial, with perfect symmetry: a window on each side of the front door, three windows across the top, and a little […]