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Author Archives: Georganna Hancock

San Diego publisher, freelance editor and writer, blogged almost daily for eight years at A WRITERS EDGE. She helps writers on the path to writing success with critiques, edits and publishing advice. Find her author page on Amazon and her epublications in her Amazon Shop. Her business profile is on LinkedIn and her tweets on Twitter, where she's aka @GLHancock. Georganna's first writing appeared in print in the 1960s. She worked as a journalist for many years. She reviewed books for the FORT PIERCE NEWS TRIBUNE and THE LOUISVILLE COURIER-JOURNAL and wrote for THE MIAMI HERALD, regional publications, and many national magazines. She was a member of the National Book Critics Circle, the San Diego Professional Editors Network and the San Diego Writers/Editors Guild, for which she served as Web Manager. Books reviewed may have been received as gifts. All her writings are protected by U.S. copyright law.

Book Review: A Son Called Gabriel by Gabriel Harkin

The author struggles to identify himself as an Irish Catholic boy. His extended family secretly flouts religious dicta while conforming to social superficialities. Read More »

Make: DIY

It has lots of good illustrations as well as photographs in the step-by-step instructions. Read More »

The Magic Circle

The Magic Circle is a good grail chase without the hoax! Read More »

Beat to Death

Children killing children -- where do they learn such behavior? It's happened again, not far from where I live, close to home. Read More »

Cheap 2G Mail Accounts

Google announced today that it is doubling the capacity of the infamous Gmail accounts, still in beta testing phase. Read More »

New Book Selling

It's not you father's book selling market any more! Read More »

Ariel Restored

The three "R's" of poetry--writing, reading, and reviewing--are personal processes. In this way, poems resemble paintings Read More »

The Dante Club

After the fiasco that is the DaVinci Code, Matthew Pearl’s murder mystery caused some wondering if separating fact from fiction would be equally as difficult with The Dante Club. Not to worry. Although set in the real locale of Boston with much attention to the authenticity of the 1800’s era, and populated with real famous people (poets and publishers), Matthew ... Read More »

A Density of Souls

Finishing Christopher Rice’s first novel, A Density of Souls, was a chore partly because of the awkwardness with which he mishandled words. If a word arrests the reader’s attention, it detracts from the sentence and the work as a whole. Rice made some strange verb choices. He seemed enamored with “cock” and “splay”. Why his editor allowed a character to ... Read More »

Largest U.S. Cities to be Named After a Food

New toy for geography and trivia buffs! Read More »