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Meet Louisville Area Author Marian Allen!

Born and raised in West Louisville, Marian Allen is one of the funkiest, funniest, wittiest writers I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.  As you’ll read in her Author Spotlight to follow, she gets around town to a lot of events–I hope that when you see her, you’ll take the time to introduce yourself, and pick up one of her books.  You won’t be sorry. Tell me about your latest project, Marian. You had to start with a hard one. The last book I had published was FORCE OF HABIT (Echelon Press). FORCE OF HABIT is a science fiction crime farce,…


Meet Louisville author Jack Wallen

Since I posted a few days ago about the ongoing feature I’ll be doing here at LouisvilleKY.com about local authors, I’ve had a terrific response from readers.  Thank you!  It means a lot to know you’re looking forward to this as much as I am. First up, dynamic local author Jack Wallen.  You may know Jack from his decade of involvement with Stage One, where he performed in shows like The Great Gilly Hopkins, The Wind and the Willows, Jemima Puddleduck, Frankenstein, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, and much more. I asked Jack to tell me…


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Books by Louisville Area Authors

Read any good books lately?  Well, have I got some recommendations for you, coming soon. Hi, folks.  Leslea Tash here.  Welcome to my new ongoing feature, shining the LouisvilleKY.com spotlight on local area authors. My plan is to share author interviews, book reviews, and other insights with you here in this fantastic blog space.  I’m grateful to Rick for allowing me to jump on board, and grateful in advance to the local authors who’ll be taking the time to share their insights and experiences with the readership of this blog. Right now I’m rounding up the scads of authors in…


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This is NOT What Democracy Looks Like

I’m very upset this afternoon. I received word this morning that Occupy Wall Street had been raided in the middle of the night–over 200 citizens were arrested, the entire camp dismantled, and everything thrown into the trash. Three things about this event are most disturbing: 1. OWS had created a massive public library in the camp: 5,554 volumes strong. While some of the books were rescued, the vast majority of the collection was thrown into the trash. Five thousand books, gone. Knowledge, destroyed. Here is an online database of the OWS library. No matter where you stand on the political…


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Books V. E-Readers

Hello, readers! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I must apologize for my absence—I’ve been busy, but not so busy that I haven’t been paying attention. And there’s been quite a lot going on, hasn’t there? President Obama appears to have grown a pair, Borders has closed stores all across the country, and of course we have our little bridge situation. I know, I know:  little? Trust me, that was written with more than a little sarcasm. After all, our bridge problem got us featured on the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC, did it not? More on that later. Right…


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Confessions of a Groom-to-Be

I figure the best way to get to know you folks is to just start by revealing entirely too much about myself.  I love weddings. I always have.  I remember my oldest sister getting married like it was yesterday. I wore tails, bore the ring, and then ran around like crazy at the reception. So when it comes to my very own wedding, I’ve always known it was going to be awesome. The hardest part of course is finding the right bride-to-be…well, I got extremely lucky there. So now it’s all about the other details — location, food, band, bar,…