Category Archives: Brendan’s Posts

‘Tis the Season of Competitive Parenting

‘Tis the season of college applications for our youngest child and so I find myself doing battle again with a foe I thought vanquished long ago when our kids were toddlers: the competitive parent. Everyone has met this person.  This … Continue reading

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Midnight Confessions

Forgive me father. It’s been several months since the last time I wrote. I think about it all the time. I have characters, plots, settings scraping away inside my brain, demanding their release, but I physically do not have the … Continue reading

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New Mainers, New Authors

On the first Saturday each month, Brenda Buchanan, Mary Brooking, Laura Kilmartin and I host Books in the Brook at Continuum in Westbrook. I’ve blogged about it before. We’ve had phenomenal authors, including many bloggers on this site, read from … Continue reading

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Noir at the Bar Redux

As Bruce Coffin noted yesterday, on Sunday a group of us gathered at Bull Feeney’s in Portland for Noir at the Bar, thanks to the great organization of Brenda Buchanan. Each of us read a small passage from one of … Continue reading

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The Best, Most Amazing, Awesomest, Bigliest Book Readings Anywhere. Trust Me.

Now that I have your attention…. On the first Saturday of every month in Westbrook, we invite two local authors (one fiction, one nonfiction) to read from their works and take a few questions. It’s called Books in the Brook, … Continue reading

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Be Cool. No FanBoying.

There are so many authors whom I love to read and whom I’ve had the distinct joy of getting to know personally and even count as friends, including many who blog here. But for this post, I’m going to write … Continue reading

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The Day After

Brendan Rielly: I’m not sure how I drew the short straw of blogging the day after Election Day. Since I’m writing this in advance of Election Day, I could make predictions and see how close I get. But that would either … Continue reading

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