Tuesday--- Nov. 5th ... 7pm

Tuesdays with Writers
at the South Mill, 
48th and Prescott, Lincoln

tonight: Paul Baker and Kirk Brown

Paul writes on Goodreads.com: I was born in Pawnee City, Nebraska in 1949 and grew up in the state capital, Lincoln. I started writing at the age of 12 and have pursued it on and off throughout my life. I've written plays, novels, short stories, poetry, reviews and blogs. As an actor and director, I was involved in many theatrical productions in school and had a brief career in dinner theater after graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After that, I spent three years in Germany, serving in the U.S. Army, then I moved to San Francisco, California, where I lived for 18 years

During the four years I lived in Chinatown, I lost a very close friend to breast cancer and I participated in the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day in 2000 and 2001, as a training walk leader and as a walker. It was in Chinatown that I began to develop a series of outlines for potential novels. Three novels were written during that period, which included three drafts of my first satisfactory work, Spirit Wind.

After spending an additional nine years in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I returned to Lincoln, completed and self-published Spirit Wind, and began work on a new novel about the breast cancer 3-Day walks, entitled Walk Against Time. As I rewrite it, I am also creating a new work based on an outline that I created in Chinatown,The Goddess of Abraham.

Kirk Brown, from the LiedCenter.org site:

J. Kirk Brown has served as Nebraska’s Solicitor General since 2003. He previously served as the Nebraska Department of Justice’s Chief of the Criminal Bureau, Chief of the Criminal Appellate Section, and Chief of the Civil Litigation Section. For more than 28 years, Brown has been Nebraska’s primary counsel in capital cases and was counsel of record in Nebraska’s three, most recent executions: State v. Otey (1994); State v. Joubert (1996); and State v. Williams (1997).

Brown also spent six years as the general counsel to the Texas Department of Corrections. There he witnessed more than 20 executions. While in Texas, he also was seated as a juror in a capital murder trial, State of Texas v. Jesse Dewayne Jacobs.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Law (1973), Brown has lectured nationally on the death penalty, appellate practice, federal habeas corpus, and corrections law.

and we add: Kirk has been writing for a number of years, most recently poetry, has been gathering with several writing groups on a regular basis, and found that his thumb is indded green....