Pesistence and the Swamp Thing, My Journey to Publication

Today’s Friday, and I’m over on The Debutante Ball, a group ball for debut authors. Poets&Writers saw my post and liked it enough to list it on its Daily News right here:  http://fb.me/2qR5dJfr8. Isn’t that cool? I thought it was. Any little thing to shore up my fragile writer’s ego, right? (I’m only partially kidding.)… Read More Pesistence and the Swamp Thing, My Journey to Publication

Bark of a Pine

In every deliberation, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation…even if it requires having skin as thick as the bark of a pine.            Great Law of the Iroquois This morning a dear friend called me. She was concerned because yesterday I’d e-mailed her in angry, ventful fashion. I’m fine today — well, not fine,… Read More Bark of a Pine

A Literary Evening Followed by a Realization

What could be better than sleeping in a guest room laden with my hostess’s novels? Attending said hostess’s book party and then watching the first presidential debate with her and her gang afterwards. (Talk about hitting my pillow that night with a full brain!) I met Elizabeth Engstrom over the course of four Maui Writers Retreats, but, interestingly,… Read More A Literary Evening Followed by a Realization

Okay, So I’m an Addict and Other Tidbits

No deep thoughts today, so I’ll get my schizophrenic groove on with an interview… Mini-me: How you doing? Me: Wow, great interviewing skills. Mini-me: Just answer the question. Me: It took me all day to write four pages, one tortured paragraph at a time, and I’m sick again to boot. My throat’s at it; my lungs are congested; I… Read More Okay, So I’m an Addict and Other Tidbits