Mack Little

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Beyond my love of a good story, I am absolutely in love with the written word and with the well formed character.   And so, you may find in my novels a heady brew of personas evolving in a dark and terrifying world… Continue Reading →

The Human Zoo (Le Jardin de Agronomie Tropicale)

No really, a Human Zoo. To show off the colonial might of France a human zoo was built. It replicated, rather superficially, the lives and homes of persons indigenous to Senegal, The Congo, Morroco, Algiers, Tunisia, Indochine, and Madagascar. People were brought from these colonies and put on display in the zoo. Pretty messed up. But irresistible to my imagination.

Joseph’s Lair

Le Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers captured my imagination the moment I laid eyes on it back in my lair half-way around the world. It haunted me so much that I had to come and see it with my own eyes…. Continue Reading →

Moulin de Raslay

I think this secluded gem has writers’ retreat written all over it. But who would travel all this way to the hamlets of France? I believe that I would again if only to enjoy the solitude and beauty and just write.

Versailles

Arriving in Versailles, our group diverges from the crown heading directly to the palace. We take the back streets to a square with a gorgeous cathedral. Tour members, me included, stand around taking pictures while our guide unlocks the storage where Fat Tire keep their stash of bikes for these tours.

Traveling

The first day, I struggle through the foreignness. I figure out my new surroundings usually by getting things wrong. I realize it’s part of the process of my becoming acclimated. The most important thing is not to panic. Do not get angry or frustrated. Just stay dogged and steady and fight the fatigue until there a time and place to rest.

New Orleans

Is there any place so mysterious or provocative as New Orleans?  A place where les bon temps roll right alongside the menace of dark spirits both dead and alive. A place so steeped in history and so culturally faceted that… Continue Reading →

Paris

The opening scene of The First Daughter takes place in Paris in a fictional hotel called the Colombe d’Or. However, other locations mentioned are not made up. I found some spots in Paris that were too provocative not to write about. For example,… Continue Reading →

Firsts

The first hurdle along the journey to deliver my most prized creation d’art to the world is now behind me. Melissa Carrigee of the Loiacono Literary Agency has decided to take a chance on me and my work. This left… Continue Reading →

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