Blog - Letters From Love Series


Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 07, 2014 • 0 Comment

This year I have published seven books. Three are reissues of books in print, but four are newly out this year. It seems an insane achievement, like the time when I was terrified of heights but still I climbed on an open staircase to the top of St. Paul’s Cathedral dome. I really loved St.... Read More

Is Civilization the Problem?

Posted by Roberta Grimes • February 08, 2014 • 0 Comment

When it first occurred to me that civilization might be the problem rather than the solution, I chuckled at my own silliness. It was the 1970s. After having just lived through the turmoil of the sixties, I was feeling that we had gone-off track, and my little thought-experiment in living without the trappings of civilization... Read More

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 25, 2014 • 0 Comment

Cultural realities shape our lives in ways that become so ingrained that we often don’t see evils for the evils they are. When you and I look around, we can see lots of things about present-day America that are likely to appall our descendants, from overstuffed prisons and third-trimester abortions to vast disparities in wealth... Read More

Writing Your First Novel

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 19, 2014 • 0 Comment

As I was preparing to republish My Thomas and publish the first two of the Letters From Love novels, I had to “come out” to my legal clients and to friends who had never known me as a writer. Especially with people who had long known me as their business attorney, I had some strange... Read More


Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 11, 2014 • 0 Comment

I never was a Beatles fan. I found their early stuff unappealing, and as soon as I began to appreciate them Paul went and married Linda and broke my heart. Every girl I knew had a favorite Beatle, and the one you chose told us who you were: Paul appealed to the romantics, Ringo to... Read More

Bringing Martha Jefferson to Life

Posted by Roberta Grimes • January 04, 2014 • 0 Comment

I came across Alf J. Mapp Jr.’s Thomas Jefferson – A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity in a bookstore one day in 1988, and I was taken with the title. My law practice was in hiatus because my housekeeper had been arrested for drunken driving with my young son in the back seat of her... Read More

Human Nature

Posted by Roberta Grimes • December 22, 2013 • 0 Comment

Physicists do thought-experiments. Using everything you know about how certain things would work in certain situations, you shift some of the variables in your mind and see what happens then. I didn’t know that scientists do thought-experiments when I started thought-experimenting in the mid-seventies, but I discovered then – surprisingly – that experimenting in your... Read More