As you would expect, a lot of research is required of non-fiction writers—good ones, at least. But did you know that even fiction writers have to research? How much is necessary depends on the story and your personal experience with the events and locations addressed. For someone like me, who’s not widely traveled, location research… Continue reading The Places You Go
Order From Chaos
During the Covid pandemic, one of my sons gave me a jigsaw puzzle. He had no idea what he was starting. Since then, I’ve worked twenty-nine others, a few of them more than once. I’m currently working on the frustratingly difficult one in the photo at the top of this post. I refuse to let… Continue reading Order From Chaos
Reconnecting With My History
Always an introvert, the Pandemic only worsened that for me, until I found myself nearly muted as well as isolated. So bear with me as I try to find my “voice” again. Recently, a family tragedy caused an old friend, Karen, to reach out by text, and I decided to be bold and phone her.… Continue reading Reconnecting With My History
Three books and a baby!
I hope wherever you are in the world, you are safe and well. This year will be hard for most of us and devastating for far too many. But I’m glad that here it’s Spring, reminding us that after the darkness, light will return. Outside my roses are beginning to open and the air is… Continue reading Three books and a baby!
Let me tell you a story about …
For over seven years, I’ve been a published novelist, but I also write short stories. And now I’d like to tell some of those stories to you. My new book, The Silence In Noise and Other Stories, is a collection of short fiction. The stories range from one to twenty pages and offer fascinating, poignant,… Continue reading Let me tell you a story about …