Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)
Engines of war: Authors complement RR museum’s Civil War exhibit is the title of Stephen Klopfinger’s article in yesterday’s lancasteronline ( http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/683016_Engines-of-war.html ). His objective, of course, is to promote the museum event next Saturday, which I’ve mentioned before.
He said he plans to attend the event; I hope so. I look forward to asking him “How did you decide to spend nearly half your word count on my book?”
Actually, I think he liked the book. He wrote: “Harris’ tale is more sweeping, encompassing war, peace and family dysfunction. And, yes, lots of trains. It’s an account of the life of her great-grandfather, one John Bailey, who ran engines during the Civil War.”
Just this morning I finished–that is to say, simply stopped tweaking– and then submitted a piece for the pending Chicken Soup for the Soul collection called Independent Woman. My story is called Learning ‘Chutzpah’.
Now I need to wrap up my presentation and start packing my suitcase!