Posts Tagged ‘Echo Falls Series’

Pearl Harbor – Tomorrow’s Post


December 6th, 2016 Posted 7:57 am

75 years ago today. Not today the 6th, of course. That would be an error. How did it happen? Fog of war?

Among many other things, we got dragged onto the international stage. An excellent one-volume history of WW2 is INFERNO by Max Hastings.

(And the Bataan Death March figures in INTO THE DARK, third in Admin’s Echo Falls series.)


Connecticut Children’s Book Fair


November 10th, 2015 Posted 7:32 am

Spence will be presenting at 10AM this Sunday. What will he talk about? WOOF and writing for kids! He’ll also probably mention the Echo Falls series as well. And what about REALITY CHECK (2010 Edgar Award winner for best YA mystery)? Why not throw that in, too? Then there’s ARF, coming in April. (He’ll never remember all of this.)



R.I.P. Jack Bruce


November 1st, 2014 Posted 7:13 am

“Best known from Cream, but he had a long career in music,” Admin says.


“For many years, I thought he was the son of Nigel Bruce, who played Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone (and is the source of the name for Ingrid’s dog in the Echo Falls series). But he wasn’t.”


No uploading to Friends yet.


Sundays With Ingrid


August 7th, 2011 Posted 8:33 am

“Imagine,” said Jill Rubino, “that you’re walking through a dark dark forest. We’ve got a lot of good stuff left over from Macbeth – “ a disastrous production from the year before Ingrid joined the Prescott Players, Meredith O’Malley’s Out-Damned-Spot speech ending in a fit of giggles that people still talked about – “and I know Mr. Rubino will come up with scary lighting effects.”

Ingrid and Brucie walked across the stage.

“Brucie?” said Jill. “Is that you whistling?”

He nodded vigorously, kept whistling.

“And your thinking?”

“Whistling in the dark,” said Brucie. “Ever heard that expression?”

“I have,” said Jill. “But wasn’t that Yankee Doodle Dandy?”


“I’m not sure Yankee Doodle Dandy fits the mood,” said Jill. “Silence, building tension – that’s what we’re about in this scene.”

“But – “

In a very low voice, Ingrid, stealing a line from Mr. Sidney, said, “Zip it.”

Brucie’s eyes widened. He zipped it. The rehearsal went smoothly after that. Ingrid lost herself totally in Gretel’s fear. Today, for some reason, she could do fear effortlessly.


On the way out, Jill said, “You were great today.”

Ingrid felt herself beaming.

Jill put her hand on Ingrid’s shoulder. “Holding up okay?”

Ingrid nodded. Jill was about to say something else when Brucie sidled up.

“Got a question, Bruce?”

“Yeah,” said Brucie. “Who’s your agent?”

Jill turned a little pink. “Why do you ask?”

“Thought maybe it was time.”


“For me to get one, too.”

“I’ll tell you when,” said Jill.

From Into the Dark.

Welcome Frodo


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