About Us

I began writing A Bend in the Road on December 30, 2005, when I blogged about my nascent interest in F. Scott Fitzgerald and his connection with Asheville, North Carolina. Much as I hoped, it has subsequently served as ‘a place of literary contemplation.’

I am an amateur poet, writer, and student of history. (Check out my other site, The Annalist.) I hold a B.A. and the M.Div. and reside in Asheville.

Paris, je t’aime…

A Bend in the Road has been hosted by WordPress since 2005. I like its design choices and formatting options. Our theme is “The Parisian”, a premium theme available from WordPress.com.

Great Gatsby!

By far the most popular reason people visit my blog is to read my pieces about F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940): that literary giant who penned the signature novel of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby (1925). (In honor of the 11th anniversary of my blog I recently revised and expanded my review.)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy your visit.

Mark B. Horner
Spring ’18