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Dick Francis, a top jockey and an even better mystery writer

March 15, 2019 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, writers, writing.

When Dick Francis took his horse Devon Loch up over the last hurdle at the 1956 Grand National Steeplechase, he was on top of the British racing world — which was quite a place to be since racing, literally, was the sport of kings. He led the field, and the finish line was in sight. Devon • Read More »

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Where ideas come from: One author’s journey

October 25, 2017 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: books, journalism, writing.

James Callan is a fiction writer who was introduced to newsletter readers several weeks ago. He is the author of the Father Frank mysteries, the first of which is Cleansed by Fire, a roaring good adventure with lots of action and interesting characters. Here are a few questions that James was kind enough to answer. • Read More »

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