Author Archives: Richard Cass

About Richard Cass

Dick Cass is the author of Solo Act, a jazz mystery featuring Elder Darrow, as well as scores of short stories. In Solo Time, the prequel to Solo Act, will be published in 2017. Contact him in any or all of the following ways: dick.cass@gmail.com; @DickCass (Twitter); Richard Cass - Writer (Facebook).

I Could Use That

Only because it’s happened to me three times in the last week am I moved to address something I’m sure many writers have to deal with, that moment when someone tells you a bit of interesting information or an intriguing … Continue reading

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“Be Tender, Laugh More”

A prolific and well-loved Oregon writer, Brian Doyle, died last week. Though I shared the other Portland with him for thirteen years, I didn’t know him except through his essays and fiction. He edited the University of Portland’s alumni magazine … Continue reading

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Pie Fixes Everything . . . Mostly

Shameless Self-Promotion Department, Part I—See me at the following events in May: Saturday, May 13 at 2 PM: Reading and Talk at South Portland Main Library on Broadway Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 PM: Talk with Kate Flora, Lea Wait, … Continue reading

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Dive! Dive!

From the Department of Redundant Self-Promotion Department: Reading and talk at South Portland Library Saturday 5/13 at 2 PM Panel with Kate Flora and Lea Wait Thursday 5/18 at Gray Public Library Signed contracts this week for In Solo Time, the … Continue reading

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Fiddling in the Spring

Had a wonderful time at the well-known local showcase for writers in Westbrook known as Books in the Brook last Saturday. Always a pleasure to talk to an audience that comprises more than my wife and the cat. Thanks to … Continue reading

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