Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mma Ramotswe's agency may close

source: News24
2007-10-17 14:49

New York - Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith has shot to fame in the past five years with his series The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency but the future of amateur sleuth Mma Precious Ramotswe is uncertain.

While working on the ninth book in the series, McCall Smith is also pursuing about three other projects with Love Over Scotland, the third instalment in his 44 Scotland Street series, being released in the United States shortly.

He is continuing to write this in series form in The Scotsman newspaper, with volume five starting this month with about 1 100 words published daily for about 100 days.

McCall Smith, 59, who was born in what is [continue reading and find an interview with Alexander McCall Smith]

Friday, October 12, 2007

Jill Scott finds herself with Words and Sounds

source: msnbc

The singer and actress is flourishing with release of her new album, films
Seth Wenig / AP
NEW YORK - While some artists choose to keep their private life cloaked in mystery, Jill Scott’s music was so rich with details about her most intimate thoughts, even a casual listener could tell that she was madly in love with her man.

From “He Loves Me (Lyzell in E Flat)” to “Bedda at Home,” much of Scott’s first two albums detailed her relationship with her husband and manager, Lyzell Williams. The songs were passionate, sensual, emotional and spoke of a love, while not perfect, so enduring that it seemed almost too good to be true.

As it turns out, it was — Scott’s soundtrack was a lot rosier than real life.

“Sometimes I think I try to hold on [continue reading]

Thursday, October 4, 2007