Posted on January 16, 2015

“Speaking of empathy, I loved Frederick Dillen’s quirky novel BEAUTY, in which a mergers-and-acquisitions professional learns she’s been fired and buys a fish factory that she was ordered to shut down, redefining  her life in a bleak coastal hamlet.” – Jayne Anne Phillips

Go to Facebook for a pictorial blog around the release of BEAUTY

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Posted on June 4, 2014 |

ExACTly.  Before reading in Cambridge (Porter Square, tomorrow night), I pretend just as hard as I can that I AM a writer.

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Posted on May 29, 2014 |

Cambridge, Porter Square Books, Thursday June 5, 7:00pm.  Chance of a lifetime.  Well, all right, I need people to fill the seats.  You don’t have to listen.

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Posted on May 3, 2014 |

In honor of May Day – late but that’s the level of employee around here – and in service to FB readers everywhere, enough with the book for now.

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Posted on April 30, 2014 |

First rejection.

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Posted on April 26, 2014 |

Lucy being asked if she wouldn’t like to read it a second time and write a review.

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Posted on April 24, 2014 |

Throwback Thursday? Really?

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Posted on April 22, 2014 |

BEAUTY? Check out, then go to this page on the site and scroll to the bottom for a Mother’s Day shopping review. 377,097 unique monthly viewers – don’t understand what that means, especially here, and yet…

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Posted on April 20, 2014

Easter. Portuguese at one end of town, Italians the other, a few devout Yankees left in the midst, meaning everybody’s at church, and I can slip this personal essay by.  How the book began.  But, no, 2300 words – don’t … Continue reading

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Posted on April 17, 2014 |

Gloucester souls only. Well, if you’re going to look anyway. Carol, Beauty as she’s finally called, gets good placement because, as natives know, this is the window of The Bookstore on Main Street. In the reflection, yes, Gloucester, a tough, … Continue reading

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