Thursday, January 29, 2009

John Updike - R.I.P.

Dated 1/27/09:

"It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer." said Nicholas Latimer of Alfred A. Knopf, a unit of Random House. "He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely missed." Latimer said Updike died in a hospice in Massachusetts.

Updike's most recent publication is The Widows of Eastwick, a sequel to The Witches of Eastwick. The Baltimore Sun has a lovely obituary here.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Tea with the Author this Saturday! 2-4pm

Saturday, January 17, 2009 2-4pm

Join Maryland author Mary Ellen Hughes and the American Association of University Women for tea, cookies and discussion. Mary Ellen is the author of three 'cozy' mysteries set in a local Maryland craft store.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

DC Comics "Fables" to become a TV series

ABC - the same folks that created a series around terry Goodkind's books - are now working on DC Comics/Vertigo "Fables" as a new series. This, for those of you who don't follow DC Comics, is a universe where fairy tale and folklore characters live in current-day New York. Writers currently listed are Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner, of "Six Degrees" and David Semel will direct.

It should be interesting.