Monthly Archives: July 2011

News from Les . . .

Wednesday

I wanted everyone in Greater Cleveland to know I’ll be speaking at the Cuyahoga County Library in Parma Heights (6296 Peark Road) at 7 pm, this coming weekend (July 27).  I’ll be signing books, too—so please come by and say… Continue reading

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I’m Innocent!!!

As a young man living in New York City, I gradually became aware that there were other people in the world whose names were also Les Roberts.  One of them, a well-known jazz-folk guitarist, used to gig at a club… Continue reading

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Natal Day

There were so many wonderful Facebook messages wishing me a happy birthday (it’s today, 7/18) that I’d be at the computer for three days, thanking each one personally.  I’ll do it here instead; the birthday greetings all made me smile… Continue reading

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First, you get their attention!

I’m a great believer in writing terrific opening lines.  Open a book and if the first sentence grabs you, you’re hooked. Much was made about the first sentence in my debut novel, “An Infinite Number of Monkeys.”  Several mystery critics have… Continue reading

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Saturday July 16

I just wanted everyody on the west side—and that includes Seattle, Denver, San Francisco, or anywhere else “out west”—that this coming Saturday I’ll be signing “The Cleveland Creep” from 1 pm until 2 pm (I’ll stay longer if anyone wants… Continue reading

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Inspiration

I blogged a few weeks back about “little treasures,” i.e. finding those rare and exquisite moments in novels that simply won’t be forgotten.  I could list hundreds of them—and I suppose that if I sat down and re-read my twenty-six… Continue reading

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Under a Bridge

Making between ten and twenty speeches every year at libraries and clubs and to school groups, I’m always asked questions about my writing, and one comes up fairly often: “Where do you get your ideas?” Someone always wants to know…. Continue reading

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Never Forget a Face

When I’m invited to speak at a library or an organization, the first thing I do is scan the crowd for a face, or faces, that seem somehow interesting to me. It doesn’t have to be a beautiful one, but… Continue reading

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The Lake Effect

My ex-wife, Gail, whose marriage to me ended in 1978 but with whom I remained good friends until her untimely death early in 2005, was living in her hometown of Denver in the early nineties, and her oldest friend from… Continue reading

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Are the holidays over yet?

July 4th has come and gone, finally.  We attended not one but TWO huge holiday parties and pigged out at both of them, which is what everyone should do on the 4th of July.  However, beginning on July 1, “neighbors”… Continue reading

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