Letters from Roberta


How a Walk Through Venice Inspired Me to Write a Novel
January 22, 2015
Off the Shelf January 14th 2015 Venice dazzles. It beguiles. During the day it glitters. At night it is so quiet, so filled with shadows,
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Free Ranging Crime In Mexico
June 15, 2014
El Ojo Del Lago June 2014 Don’t get me wrong. I love Mexico. In fact, so much I bought a house here. But the crime?
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Venice
December 1, 2013
Roberta Rich, Special to National Post | 29/11/13 Venice dazzles. It beguiles. It fascinates. During the day it glitters like a diamond in the sun.
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Sometimes history throws me a bone
December 1, 2013
Roberta Rich, Special to National Post | 28/11/13 I am a truly inept plotter, not a good quality in a writer of historical fiction. But
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Where are the sumptuary laws when we need them?
December 1, 2013
Roberta Rich, Special to National Post | 27/11/13 I used to be in favour of vulgar displays — mine own and other people’s. Now I’m
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My novel writing avoidance program
December 1, 2013
Roberta Rich, Special to National Post | 26/11/13 1:30 PM ET I am highly distractible. Just trying to start this article I vacillated between fonts:
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March 2, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010Friends ask me what I do in Colima, a town of about 200,000 souls south of Guadalajara as though I morphed into
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March 2, 2010
A common question friends and reader ask me is what prompted me to write about the 16th century Venetian ghetto?  I am not an historian,
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June 2, 2008
Driving three thousand kilometres from Vancouver to Colima, Mexico with Maggie is an unalloyed pleasure- except for one thing. She is seven years old now,
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