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Writers Who Vanished Without a Trace

There are many disheartening stories in the book world but none sadder than an author who has disappeared, never to be seen again. I love a good mystery but these are hard to crack and some are so old, we'll never know what happened to them....

Forgotten Writers – Phillis Wheatley

Do you know who Phillis Wheatley is? If you said no, you're far from being alone. Even a bookseller I worked with who prided himself on his black heritage didn't know. He's a talented artist who was making church panels of famous African Americans. I asked...

Henry Miller’s Swoon Worthy Letter

If you're in a romantic funk, I have the cure. Go ahead and read this letter Henry Miller sent to Anais NIn and you will almost feel a though you're intruding on these long dead authors. It is, hands down, the most beautiful letter you...

Forgotten Writers – Steven Jesse Bernstein

In 1991, Seattle poet, Steven "Jesse" Bernstein committed suicide by stabbing himself three times in the throat. By that time he had suffered years of mental illness, read poetry on stage before Nirvana concerts, and counted William S. Burroughs as one of his fans. It...

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