Rabbi Karen B.Kaplan, former healthcare chaplain and author of Encountering The Edge: What People Told Me Before They Died, has kindly agreed to be the next victim, er, interviewee, in my chaplain series. I read her book, and I can certify that it’s minty fresh! In 1992, Karen was ordained as one of the first 200 femaleContinue reading “Karen B. Kaplan dares you to read her book”
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Why write murder mysteries? And why have a chaplain solve them?!
One of my writing heroes, the fabulous novelist Ann Patchett, was interviewed on NPR’s Fresh Air recently. She said that all of her books are fundamentally about groups of strangers who are thrown together in unusual circumstances. Patchett reckons that all writers have a similar “thing”–the theme that underpins almost all of their writing. Jack London?Continue reading “Why write murder mysteries? And why have a chaplain solve them?!”