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Collage of different types of soup
Keith Chaffee, January 19, 2020

January is National Soup Month, and what better time than the middle of winter to relax with a nice bowl of hot soup?


Edgar Allan Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories.
Keith Chaffee, January 13, 2020

Edgar Allan Poe was born on January 19, 1809. Poe was a writer of poetry and short stories. He died young with relatively little literary success during his lifetime, but he became one of America’s most influential writers, central to the development of mystery and detective stories.


English author Rudyard Kipling
Keith Chaffee, December 30, 2019

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865. Kipling wrote novels, short stories, and verse, and was one of the major literary figures of England during the height of the British Empire.


Zora Neale Hurston is a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist.
Keith Chaffee, January 06, 2020

Zora Neale Hurston was born on January 7, 1891. Hurston was a novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist who was among the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance.


Mary Higgins Clark is a bestseller author of mystery and suspense novels.
Keith Chaffee, December 23, 2019

Mary Higgins Clark was born on December 24, 1927. Clark is an author of mystery and suspense novels whose books have been bestsellers almost from the beginning of her career. She came to writing relatively late, publishing her first novel at the age of 40.


A maple-shaped bottle in front of food items using maple syrup.
Keith Chaffee, December 16, 2019

December 17 is National Maple Syrup Day, a chance to celebrate the sweet goodness of maple syrup, maple sugar, maple candy, and other products made from the sap of the sugar maple. 


Collage of American poet Emily Dickinson and her letters, poems and pressed flowers.
Keith Chaffee, December 09, 2019

Emily Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830. Her poetry was virtually unknown during her lifetime, but today, Dickinson is considered one of America’s most important literary figures.


Author Joseph Conrad
Keith Chaffee, December 02, 2019

Joseph Conrad was born on December 3, 1857. Conrad wrote in English, a language he didn’t learn until he was in his twenties, and still became one of the most acclaimed novelists of his era.


Author Louisa May Alcott and her enduring work Little Women
Keith Chaffee, November 25, 2019

Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832. Alcott was a writer of novels and short stories whose most enduring work is Little Women, the story of the four March sisters and their journey from childhood to adulthood.


Canadian novelist, poet, and literary critic, Margaret Atwood
Keith Chaffee, November 18, 2019

Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. Atwood is a Canadian novelist, poet, and literary critic best known for her 1985 dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale.


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