Saturday… Just Saying 3/31/2012

Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960

Z.N. Hurston was an American author of short stories and four novels. She is most known for as Their Eyes Were Watching God. She was also a folklorist and anthropologist.

Quote from: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#Emotions%20and%20communication

Artwork by Karen LeRosier, Portrait from Wikimedia Commons.

 
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Saturday…Just Saying 3/24/2012

Jack Dann, 1945—

Dann is an American author best known for his novels and published anthologies in science fiction and other speculative fiction genres. Memory Cathedral is his most notable, award winning, and best-selling novel.

Quote from: http://koti.mbnet.fi/pasenka/quotes/q-writ.htm#Writing%20is%20heaven
Artwork by Karen LeRosier.
Background Painting  is Harmony in blue and silver: Trouville by James McNeill Whistler and from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:James_Abbot_McNeill_Whistler_007.jpg


 

Saturday… Just Saying 3/17/2012

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce, 1882 – 1941

James Joyce was an Irish author and poet best known for Ulysses (1922) and Finnegan’s Wake (1939)

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Artwork by Karen LeRosier
Photo from Wikimedia Commons.
Banshee art taken from Bunworth Banshee, Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South of Ireland by Thomas Crofton Croker at Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday… Just Saying 3/10/2012

Barbara Mertz, 1927

An American author, Mertz has published under three names. She wrote her Georgetown trilogy as well as stand alone Gothic and supernatural novels as Barbara Michaels and writes the Amelia Peabody series and other mystery series as Elizabeth Peters. She uses Barbara Mertz, her actual name, for non-fiction work.

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Image: Birds, French anonymous of the early 17th century, oil on wood, 1619.

Saturday… Just Saying 3/3/2012

George R. R. Martin, 1948-

George Raymond Richard Martin is an author of fantasy, horror, and science fiction.  He is most known for his best selling epic fantasy series,  A Song of Ice and Fire.  Game of Thrones, Book 1, has been adapted into a HBO series. 

Artwork by K L Rosier with Images adapted from Wikimedia Commons.