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Writing, its joys and discontents.

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, 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“Woke up this morning with the unpublished writers blues.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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Kafka Blues Part Deux

Kafka Blues Part Deux.

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Kafka Blues

“Woke up this morning,discovered I ‘d been turned into a gigantic bug, which made it hard to get out of bed…..”  Franz Kafka Blues, in rough translation. “Yu can’t have the blues in Prague,” Memphis Earlene says.  “Not even if … Continue reading

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