17 September 2010

New Mexico calling!

I am on holiday, travelling in New Mexico & Arizona, USA, hence no posts on writing techniques. I'm back later this month.

The current stop is Santa Rosa, NM, where there is a park named for local author Rudolfo Anaya, whose 1972 novel "Bless Me, Ultima" is required reading in the High School. There is a  bronze statue of him sitting writing, while 'pages' of his work-in-progress are embedded around a pool in which a magic goldfish from the novel glistens in the morning sunshine. This gentleman, who has written detective novels as well as literary works, is still living.

Now there's a novel idea for city fathers in the UK to consider. I won't be holding my breath, either for writers or for introducing youngsters to local authors.