Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Q/A about my series and me

A Q/A with editor, writer, and reviewer Mary "Lynn" Lewis can be found on the Virtual Wordsmith. Please give it a look!


Kappa no He said...

I loved the analogy comparing walking (and more strenuous exercises) with meditation. Always good to have goals, even with meditation...although a decent Buddhist would scoff at that statement. Ooops. I'm going to check to see if the first book is up on Amazon Japan.

Jim Melvin said...

Goals, discipline ... however you want to put it, they're necessary. The stupid thing is, I tend to meditate most frequently when my life is in order and least frequently when it's not, when in reality it should be vice versa!

Michael said...

I have goals, but very little discipline. No wonder it takes me so long to write a book!

The interview was very interesting, and I found it intriguing that you have a Buddhist "worldview." I can't wait to see how that pans out in the book.

Kappa no He said...

Or maybe your life is in order BECAUSE you're meditating more. Ha ha, couldn't help myself. I'm the exact same way.

Jim Melvin said...

Well ... you've got a point there!


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I was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., but grew up in St. Petersburg, Fla. I graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) in 1979 with a B.A. in Journalism. I now live in South Carolina near the Blue Ridge Mountains, a pleasant setting for writing, to say the least. I was an award-winning journalist at the St. Petersburg Times for twenty-five years and I currently work at the Charlotte Observer. I am married with five daughters.

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