Thursday, April 26, 2007
- Name: Maureen McHugh
- Location: United States
I'm a writer with four novels and more than two dozen short stories published. The best known is probably my novel China Mountain Zhang. A collection of my short stories, called Mothers and Other Monsters, was published by Small Beer Press in July '05.
- I Engage in a Flight of Cockeyed Optimism
- Evidently some damn upriver--electronically and co...
- Every Age Is the Age of Despair
- Life in Iraq
- Wiscon Bound!
- I Buy Furniture For the Dog
- Nutrionally Dense Again -Roasted Vegetable Soup
- In My Dreams
- Foods I Hate
My Web Page
Blogs I Follow
Eat Our Brains The brain child of Steve Gould.
Chrononaut Log David Moles smart and funny observations. Actually, what I really love about his log is the design, which fills me with envy.
Barth Anderson was the coolest guy in his Clarion class. He had wit, he had charm, he had fashion sense, and despite being a white guy, he could dance.
Chris Barzak's Meditations in an Emergency about writing and his beloved Youngstown.
The Erin O'Brien Owner's Manual for Human Beings When Erin started her blog, I realized I was a complete amateur. Erin's blog is rollicking, erotic and terrifically funny. Rated at least R. Sometimes worse.
Musing With Mud A blog on making pottery. There is something in me that is incredibly facsinated and soothed by discussions of craft. Technique will get you through times of no inspiration a helluva lot better than inspiration will get you through times of no technique.
Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks And speaking of technique, Darby was a writing student who is now just a plain writer and it turns turns out that he knows everyone I do. Plus he's funny and he used to sit in my office at John Carroll drinking Mountain Dew.
When Artists Go Bad An artist and writer attempts to deconstruct her new role as the mayonnaise in the Sandwich Generation. That's what it says on the blog. How can you not read that?
Pen in Hand I've known Karen for years, but didn't know that in addition to being a writer and a journalist and a volunteer at the local raptor center, she is also a beautiful illustrator. The most beautiful blog I follow.
Austin Kleon It seems absurd to talk about this blog without including any images, but lets just say it's fun, sharp and graphical.
Ballast For my Gorge Friend and fellow writer Greg Feeley started a blog all his own just to say hello to me in mine which is not only thoughtful, but great because Greg writes better posts than almost anyone I know on a wide range of topics, literary and political.
The Great Whatever Amy Bracken Sparks is one of the most acute and intense poets writing today. Which she doesn't do near enough of because she is so involved in editing and publishing Angle Magazine, a art magazine in Cleveland, and the film work she does.
Not a Journal (Except Now It Is) If this were a blog, it would be about Small Beer and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, except it's not a blog. Except it really is.
Angel Station Walter Jon Williams has a blog and he scuba dives, takes pictures doing it, talks about cooking, and about Asian martial arts movies. Ask him to explain Chinese vampires.
A Spork in the Road Beth Adele Long looks at the intersection of technical stuff and creativitity. “Optimism is an occupational hazard of programming, feedback is the treatment.” Beth and I have worked together on some things and she knows this a lot better than I do. And I admire that.