Wednesday, May 21, 2008

A quick perusal of my fellow Southern Buddies' blogs reveals that I'm not alone in remaining a one post blogger, but I'm breaking away now. This post will serve as both a stall and a preview.

Right now I'm cooking up a classic Southern dish, tofu and spinach, while my one year old stomps around slinging her sippy cup of chocolate milk with one hand and holding a toy wooden flute in the other. Not much time to blog just now.

My theme is country noir. My author is Daniel Woodrell. My understanding is that he made up this genre to avoid getting stuck in another: mystery.

So, what's the objection to being tagged a mystery writer? Or a romance writer or any other category for that matter? Is it just objectionable to be labeled or is there something more to it than that?

I'll ponder this over my tofu and spinach and return soon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I will be blogging about the country noir novels of Daniel Woodrell: Tomato Red, The Death of Sweet Mister, and Give Us a Kiss.