Newsrooms everywhere are filled with wanna-be, coulda-been, might-be-someday novelists. The Missoulian is no exception.
We once had a night-shift cops reporter who collected the bits and pieces of her someday novel in a file folder: lines from court hearings and affidavits, quotes from crime fighters, police reports.
One night she even came back to the newsroom and [...]
I am here, at the newspaper and on this blog, because of the books I read as a child.
So I love hearing about other kids who are inspired, and changed, by reading.
Which automatically makes me a fan of “Letters About Literature,” a national reading program sponsored by the Library of Congress’ Center for the Book [...]
One of my favorite “editor duties” is working on the advisory board of the Montana Festival of the Book. And one of my favorite parts of that annual fall festival is the attention given each year’s One Book Montana Selection.
This year’s selection is a book of poetry that likely should have been on the list [...]