November 9, 2020

How do I grab my reader’s attention? Writing a YA novel in a world in which our younger readers are far more pre-occupied with the information on their cell phones than any hands-on, tangible book seems almost insurmountable. And yet…… When my children were younger, in grade school, we lived in a part of town…

August 6, 2020

Whether writing fact or fiction, the author’s words are impacted by his or her own life experiences. Subjectively we look through our unique optical lens in the hope that what we have experienced in our lives will translate into those ‘little truths’ which resonate universally with our readers. “The beginning and end of all literary…

June 25, 2020

In the spring of 2015 I took my computer and walked out to the magical garden my family and I had created and I began to write Faltofar.  Previous to our botanical efforts, the side yard had been a repository for miscellany: an aging, heavy canoe, rotting, leftover lumber, unused pots of all sizes and…