and My Writing
Links To Favorite Writers and Writings
- (Goodbye, Molly, you are missed.) One of my favorite writers ever since moving here. She
also belongs on my humor page, though her humor has a
bite. She isn't always funny, though, so I am putting her
here. If you lean to the Liberal/Democratic side, you
should definitely read what she writes. She can make you
laugh at antics that are so painful you want to cry, and
she'll often point out some amazing thing you'd never
imagine (like she did for me on the link between drug
companies and breast cancer).
- The Texas
- Note the dot-org on the end of their website; this is a
not-for-profit publication, one of the few left. The
writing is incisive and balanced. If you want to know
what's really going on in Texas (or view the world
through the lens of Texas) this is a great place to spend
some reading time.
- Here's a long, well-written tale of what it's like to
become a Scientologist and stay on the inside for many
many years. This semi-autobiographical tale reveals many
of the deeper secrets of Scientology, and makes me wince.
I am going to think hard about how to
"immunize" my kids against this kind of cult.
Some of My Writing
- A Midnight Ramble With No
Destination In Mind
- A summertime drift through town and parenting.
- A Walk in West Texas
- A different sort of ramble, this time in the winter in
our own back yard.
- This is an unusual piece for me. It's "fan
fiction" and I don't usually combine fiction with my
writing for fandom, although it's a popular style with
many. "FAFIA" is a fannish term, an acronym for
Forced Away From It All, which is how my life has been,
forcing me away from the joys of participating in fanzine
fandom, which I love and miss.
- Montezuma's Revenge of Mexicon
- The middle piece of a trilogy that includes "The Day
We Met" and "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
which when put together tells the story of how I came to
marry a man I'd never physically met. When I find copies
of the other two pieces, I'll include them. In the
meantime, this piece is probably only of interest to
those who attended Mexicon that year. However, as it
stands it is fairly representative of the American
variety of fanzine convention reports.
- On Disbelieving (1986)
- A long, sweetly sad story of work and love that attempts to explain why
I no longer believe in reincarnation.
Copyright ©1999 Linda Blanchard All Rights
Reserved. Date Added: February 8, 1998. Last Update:
January 07, 2009.