After The Conclusion: “Maya” And Others

After The Conclusion: “Maya” And Others

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...

Flowers On The Edge

Flowers On The Edge

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.

Writer From “East Nowhere”

Writer From “East Nowhere”

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...

While She Was Alive

While She Was Alive

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.

Another Birthday Comes ‘Round

Another Birthday Comes ‘Round

Yes, I will admit that today is my birthday.

“One of my favorite Psalms…”

“One of my favorite Psalms…”

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.

That Name

That Name

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.)

Something To Say

Something To Say

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.

Should We Blame Paris?

Should We Blame Paris?

One suspects many of us are drawn to the caring and romance represented in the art of such photos...

Chasms That May Never Be Bridged

Chasms That May Never Be Bridged

As an American abroad, one gets used to travel and security warnings...

Two Years Ago Today

Two Years Ago Today

My mom died on October 26, 2015.

“So you are a patriot…”

“So you are a patriot…”

I got stuck briefly while writing yesterday and took a break. (I'm working on that short story, which it seems is now evolving into a short book.) Something made me pick up Distances...

That First Day Of Classes

That First Day Of Classes

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 makes sense. After all, these are where it all began for me. If you are a new follower, I know I have not [...]

The Voice

The Voice

I know I caught out Instagram friends last night: And I realized I had to do the same here! 🙂 But don't act too surprised. Come on. Over the years, I've dropped "hints" here and there: Anyway, enough of that. Onwards and upwards. Everyone, back to work. Stop messing around on the internet! 😉 Have [...]

If You Are Age “20”…

If You Are Age “20”…

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 sort of reaction, this one described by Chy, at The Lost Mango: Donald Trump is United State’s newest president. A lot of my [...]