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From Our Pages: "An Affair of Youth" ... In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum. With rare photograph of the gravesite.

From Our Pages: “An Affair of Youth” … In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum. With rare photograph of the gravesite.

Finally Rick struck a match by a gravestone and yelled, “They’re here!” Jim and I converged on the modest, waist-high headstone, streaked dark with tree sap or mold, that Rick was kneeling beside. In his matchlight the inscription was clear: “Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald . . . His Wife . . . Zelda Sayre.” Things went glimmering, and each of us,...
"10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about F. Scott Fitzgerald," by David S. Brown, from PublishersWeekly.com

“10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know about F. Scott Fitzgerald,” by David S. Brown, from PublishersWeekly.com

Intriguing facts about the great author revealed in David S. Brown’s new book on FSF … Everyone knows F. Scott Fitzgerald. He is variously remembered as the “Great American Dreamer,” the author of The Great Gatsby, and the man who coined the phrase “Jazz Age.” Fitzgerald was a literary celebrity in that dubious industry’s infancy and...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Amie Oliver, painter.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Amie Oliver, painter.

“Truth, like beauty, is fleeting and temporary, so I strive to create work that is true at the time of its making but will linger in the viewer’s psyche afterward, resonating in layers of meaning.”   Amie Oliver’s artwork has been exhibited in hundreds of solo and group exhibitions as well as artists’ residencies in...
Truth Teller Spotlight:  Kat Meads.

Truth Teller Spotlight: Kat Meads.

“I remain a fan of the type of nonfiction that casts the author as filter rather than subject. Research, substantiated facts, made memorable to the reader because of how the material is assembled, the mode of telling… “ Multifaceted author Kat Meads is on a roll.  She just published her seventeenth book and sixth novel, In This Season...
Truth Teller Spotlight - Ramsey Hootman

Truth Teller Spotlight – Ramsey Hootman

Ramsey Hootman‘s first novel is “Courting Greta,” and she also penned a memoir (“Chastity Belt Included“) featured in our “Bedeviled” issue. Update for March 2017:  Hootman’s second novel, Surviving Cyril, has just been released for enjoyment on Kindle!  Making this an excellent moment to revisit her 2015 Spotlight interview … A San Francisco area resident, Hootman perfects the...