Category Archives: Books and Authors

Anything from book reviews to author interviews to tips from authors about how to write.

My Top Ten Books in the English Language

My Top 10 Books in the English Language Updated on March 5, 2009 Contact Author This is a list of books that I return to over and over again. There are many good books that I have read, but these … Continue reading

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Interview by Julia Hanna with Kelly Clear and Aya Katz

On June 29, 2018 Julia Hanna interviewed Kelly Clear, the narrator for the Audible edition of When Sword Met Bow, and Aya Katz, its author. Kelly Clear is from a musical family and grew up reading books out loud to … Continue reading

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Interview by Julia Hanna with Evelyn Adams and Aya Katz

Evelyn Adams is the narrator for Ping & the Snirkelly People, soon to be out on Audible. She became an avid reader at the age of eight when she was first introduced to the wonderful world of  Roald Dahl. Reading … Continue reading

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LiveTalk with Julia Hanna and Aya Katz

On June 8, 2018 Julia Hanna and Aya Katz had a livestreamed conversation. Some of the topics discussed include: The election results in California The Top Two Candidates Open Primary Act Language Acquisition by Total Immersion How Meaning is not … Continue reading

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Live Interview with Julia Hanna and Artist Lanie Frick

On May 11, 2018 Julia Hanna and Aya Katz spoke with artist Lanie Frick about her art, her reputation as a colorist, her professional membership in artist organizations and how she went about getting two grants at the same time from … Continue reading

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Knowing People

Would you recognize your friends without their bodies? If you were talking to someone on the phone, and it was one of your friends, would you still recognize them even if their voice did not sound the same? When receiving … Continue reading

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The Meaning of The Comforters by Rudyard Kipling

Last night, on my “Fans of Rudyard Kipling” fan page on Facebook, I had a message from  a fan of Kipling’s poetry who lives in India. “Sir, Can you please explain the poem ‘The Comforters’ of our dear Rudyard Kipling?I … Continue reading

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Modeling the Audible Vacuum County Shirt

I am not really comfortable modeling clothes. Julia Hanna did a much better job showing the Vacuum County T-shirt to full advantage. But this is the Audible Vacuum County T-shirt. So far, I think I am the only person on … Continue reading

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Remembering Amnon Katz

My father, Amnon Katz, died seventeen years ago today. It was October 3, 2000. His helicopter crashed and he was killed instantly. There were no other people on board. It was an experimental helicopter he had built with his students … Continue reading

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The Parents Behind the Relationship

This cartoon from the New Yorker, posted on Facebook by a friend, and shared by the Vacuum County fan page had a caption saying: “Before we go any further, I should let you know that I have parents.”   Everyone, … Continue reading

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