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The Fun of Research

I’m currently working on a second novel.  Once I got past the kind of frightening prospect of starting a new project, I began having fun.  The start of a big project is a little bit daunting, but with the help of research to inspire and ground me, I...

Indiegogo: The Lascaux Prize

I hope you will take a minute to look at a project I’m involved in. For the last couple of years I’ve been working on a literary journal called The Lascaux Review with my editor-friend and crit partner Stephen Parrish. It’s a wonderful place to hang...

Painted Hands by Jennifer Zobair

The lovely and talented Jennifer Zobair has a debut novel coming out on June 11th!  I was able to get a review copy to read before her release date and enjoyed the time I got to spend with new “friends” Zainab and Amra. * * *  From the back...

Down River

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.”  — Edna St. Vincent Millay I grew up near the river where the bamboo was thick like a jungle forest....

Reconnecting with Myself

“We need to reconnect with those really primal parts of ourselves… We need to reconnect with who we really are.” – Dan Phillips (Phoenix Commotion) from his TED Talk. Lately I feel the urge to admit that I’m a weird person disguised as a normal person. I...