A Passion for Story

Writing for me boils down to one thing:  passion, the drive to tell my stories. To stay authentic, to keep being myself, that passion has to drive all my writing decisions. With my boys gone, I left the day job to write full time. I took on a few more freelance clients to pay the bills, but mostly  I’m savoring every moment of living in … Continue reading A Passion for Story

Permission

Writing. In daily life it feels selfish. We all have jobs, commitments and family. We all have to give ourselves permission to “waste” hours that could have been better-spent cleaning house, studying up for a promotion, or going out with the kids. In my case, having just separated I feel the pressure to be both parents. When the separation first happened, I felt guilty about … Continue reading Permission

Silence would be a lie

Know much about the Maldives?  Me neither. The #FreeLucas hashtag got me curious this morning so I read up on the growing repression there and the missing journalists.  It’s an old story: * demagogue in office, any voices of opposition disappear; * Journalists looking for the missing disappear too; And back home in the United States, the Republican Party just elected a demagogue to be … Continue reading Silence would be a lie

Let’s get together

With the release of Veils, Halos and Shackles this spring, I’m coming out of my self-imposed hermit-dom to promote its worthy cause. So here’s the schedule. I’ll add a few online and radio interviews as the time approaches. Hope you can make one of these: March 31-April 2 Scissortail Creative Writing Festival I’ll be reading from Veils, a short story and several non-fiction shorts with … Continue reading Let’s get together