My mother never knew any of my books even existed because I was certain she would have been unhappy with them; I didn’t see the point of creating trouble and my uncle had agreed with me on that…
I entitled this post “Flowers On The Edge” at the last minute because I had felt she was much like a lovely flower and always living on the cutting edge of life – determined to live well no matter what.
We want to do it because we love it and hope readers will love what we do; when you love something the rational goes out the window; we are sure the next book will be THE BOOK…
Over the previous three years, I had also fictionalized her in three novels, the last being that one above. In them I included reconstructions of various real-life interactions and even disagreements between us from back when I was in my 20s and young 30s. She never knew I had sneakily done that.
Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday.
Theodore Roosevelt once wrote that if someone is “not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss.” For an author, that is doubly true.
The Sun Also Rises is said to be probably his best novel. Interestingly, too, it is his first. (Not something most writers wish for themselves.)
Blogging regularly is good “practice” for an author. I have always tried to post here at least twice a week, which I think is reasonable.
One suspects many of us are drawn to the caring and romance represented in the art of such photos…
As an American abroad, one gets used to travel and security warnings…
My mom died on October 26, 2015.
Following on from yesterday’s post (on the short story I’m writing, Conventions, and Amazon’s samples), I thought I would link to Amazon Kindle samples of my earlier novels as well. Doing so […]
I know I caught out Instagram friends last night: And I realized I had to do the same here! 🙂
As you may know by now, America had a big day on Tuesday. The result was not to everyone’s liking, of course. We have by now seen a great deal of this […]