Category Archives: Writer

Writing, its joys and discontents.

DMV Blues Part Deux

Tough love from Blues Legend Memphis Earlene was yesterday.  Today it’s time for Franco-Therapy. Everything’s better in France, especially if you’re an Older Woman, according to Scarlett, my fashion consultant.  Everything improves when translated into the French version. She’s back … Continue reading

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DMV Blues

‘I went down to the Department of Motor Vehicles/ To get my license renewed…..” The official line is  I get better with age, like good whiskey, but tell that to the  camera.  Getting a new photo ID is like being confronted with … Continue reading

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Blues for Beginners: Rousing the Sales Force

“Woke up this morning,…..and went back to sleep”   That’s the lyrics to Epstein-Barre Blues, written by Memphis Earlene Gray before she turned commercial on me.  She wants her place in Wikipedia, if only as a footnote. She needs a sales … Continue reading

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Boots, Roots, and the Blues.

Her age? Timeless. Ethnicity? Bluish. Memphis Earlene Gray is an Avatar of the Boogie Gods. And she’s way cooler than I’ll ever be. “You don’t choose the Blues, they choose you,” Memphis Earlene reminds me. “They chose you when you … Continue reading

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Blues for Beginners: The Publication Party

You can now buy Blues for Beginners: Stories and Obsession by Judith Podell on Amazon for $2.99.  Also on Smashwords.com, if you don’t have a Kindle. Welcome to our Virtual Publication Party, which is off to a rocky start. All my … Continue reading

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Blues for Beginners: The Book

Publication date?  Bacon Press Books is shooting for mid  January!!!!! In preparation for the Virtual Book Tour, Memphis Earlene has graciously agreed to interview me. Memphis Earlene:  Let’s start with your title, Judith.  No offence, but Blues for Beginners sounds … Continue reading

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The Writing Blues in French

“Woke up this morning with the unpublished writers blues. No point tryin’ when you’re born to lose.” You gotta suffer if you want to sing the blues. It’s the law. Memphis Earlene doesn’t think I’m doing it right. ” You … Continue reading

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