Tree of Lives – #MeToo

By. Elizabeth Garden Raymond Spang, on his knees and in shock, finally had an explanation for his situation. He was a killer. An insane killer. Obviously he was mentally ill. After all, he had a damaged brain and had been committed to an insane asylum before he escaped. But now he had no physical brain at […]

Tree of Lives – a haunting memoir

Author: Elizabeth Garden What is it about oppression that is not only perpetuated throughout a lifetime, but is passed down like grandmother’s silver? Now that she was a grandmother, Ruth Thompson had a wincing awareness of the false history rewritten by her oppressors and believed by their kids and this bothered her. Growing up, the […]

Giacomo Casanova: Profile of one of history’s greatest memoirists

Soldier, spy, diplomat, writer, adventurer, bon vivant… chiefly remembered from his autobiography, which has established his reputation as the most famous erotic hero. Casanova’s memoirs are a fascinating (albeit unreliable) account of his adventures with 122 women – according to his own counts – but they also provide an intimate portrait of the manners and […]

Drop Of Free Water

The paragraphs below were prepared as part of an upcoming Writers’ Workshop led by Roman Payne, author of The Wanderess .  The seven-day workshop will be held on a 48-foot luxury sailing yacht based on the Adriatic Sea, Split, Croatia as Gold One sails the amazingly beautiful Dalmatian Coast.  [For more information:] Character Development – […]

In 2016, Literary and Fine Art Still Pay Good Money

By Julie Sevigny Novelist and poet, Roman Payne, gives hope to lovers of literature Imagine the world when Literature was central to everyone’s lives.  In the 19th Century, the father would read Shakespeare (or “The Book of Revelation,” or Edgar Allen Poe) to their families at night.  It’s sad to think that in 2016, the […]

Author Roman Payne Discusses Wandering and His New Novel, “The Love of Europa”

Reprinted from GreatNovels.org “To wander is to be alive.” – Roman Payne ABOVE:  The wanderer stops to take respite as he roams about. “Wandering is the major theme of both my life and my work – and they are the same thing.” – Roman Payne On April 10th, 2015, William Sheller at GreatNovels.org asks Roman […]

The Trouble with Paradise

A Rare Look Into Man, the Planet, and the Universe. In his book, The Trouble with Paradise, Dr. Robin Lincoln Wood tackles the question of what it means to be alive.

Paddington’s Tea and Sleep-over

Ever since 1958, when Michael Bond wrote the first of 20 books about a lovable bear with black ears, a blue duffel coat, and a fondness for marmalade, Paddington Bear has been a classic character in children’s literature.  Now, with over 30 million books printed, Paddington is returning to London in search of a nice […]

The Dawning of the Age of the Wanderess: How Modern Culture is Encouraging Young Women to Travel the World Alone and Free

“The Wanderess,” Roman Payne’s latest novel, is experiencing a boom in viral activity.  The subject of the book resonates with our internet culture, which allows and encourages women to brave the world on their own. Buy on Amazon In the world of literature, it is extremely difficult to find novels with titles like: “The Portrait of an […]

Dylan Thomas 100 Festival

WALES CELEBRATES ITS ROCK STAR POET DURING HIS CENTENARY YEAR The centenary celebration of Dylan Thomas’s birth (born Swansea: October 27, 1914; died New York City: November 9, 1953) – Dylan Thomas 100 – continues in Wales with news of additional multi-disciplinary events being added to the festival’s creative mix.   An inspiration for poet-musicians […]