Numerous thrillers and suspense writings titillate us by hopping from country to country -- a la James Bond. But let's take a look at some successful examples of exotic suspense written by people who live where they write -- natives or expats.
Reports have appeared about the fight women had to undertake so that women's ski jumping could become an Olympic event. Unfortunately, the history of women in sports has been fraught with the refrain that women "can't."
With a new billion-dollar entertainment/hotel/residential/convention district, a new state of the art science museum, and multi-million dollar upgrades to attractions and hotels, Hartford might just be a new hot spot.
Why do we put things off? Is our fear of failure, disappointment or embarrassment really so great that we let it lay waste to our dreams? Perhaps. But we also procrastinate because we believe we'll live forever.
The 1800s were of course a time of blatant racism, and many authors reflected that by depicting fictional characters of color in horribly stereotyped ways. Or they omitted those characters entirely, as if the world was populated by whites only.