Not to be confused with “oleo” (another name for margarine), “olio” is simply a cool way (I think, anyway) of saying hodgepodge, potpourri, miscellany.
This page is dedicated to NOC (Not Otherwise Classified) elements in the world of commercial fiction works by S.F. Powell that might interest you.
Although I have a presence on social media, sfpowellbooks.com is where I live and breathe, so this is where you’ll still find most of the ‘good stuff.’
So many things go into creating a world of fiction, commercial or otherwise: so many random, seemingly unrelated things. Fiction, by nature of its meaning, lends itself to embodying the arbitrary.
This page may have something to make you chuckle or reveal a key character aspect motivating their action in an S.F. Powell work. As my collection of works grows, who knows what tiny bits and pieces make the puzzle fit? I don’t even know everything about my works—yet. So peruse and discover.
For starters, here’s a sample of live and upcoming topics for “OLIO”:
The central character thus far in the S.F. Powell works, is psychiatrist, Dr. Naomi Alexander. She does her best to help her patients overcome all kinds of mental ails, but here's the thing: maybe she needs to have a seat herself...
Click here for a little more on the doc.
Fork? Check. Knife? Check. Spoon? Got it. Plate and napkins? You bet.
From sandwiches to bourbon to Belgian waffles to sardines, foods do their thing in bringing a story together. Learn a bit more about the foods in my novels here.
Music. A universal language, it hath charms to soothe any
soul, really. The songs or music cited in my books novels cover a
range of genres. Naomi is fond of classical music. In Like Sweet Buttermilk,
Rick and Viv like a good deal of R&B and Soul from the 1960s and 1970s.
Gospel music is interspersed throughout the works of S.F. Powell as well, with
readers/fans to see other music genres in works to come.
The characters in S.F. Powell works often use music to convey feelings. Hopefully you like and/or recognize a song or two and can relate. Check back soon to understand more specifically how each song in a novel’s playlist relates to its respective chapter(s).
Sharing the joy is fun. Book clubs do that by their very nature: reading a story together, sharing their insights, disputing a plot point. This page is for book clubs: now fans of S.F. Powell books.
Every now and then, an author attends events and participates in other happenings to meet and greet and get interpersonal with fans, authors, and all-around lovers of the written word.
In Broken Benevolence, Dr. Alexander provides trauma counseling to crime victim, Cecily Brooks. Attacked during a home invasion, Cecily has more than her personal mental stresses to overcome.