Archive for 2012

Book Tea!

Since January 2012, I’ve received invitations to book teas, held in private homes, where the featured guest is the recently published book. One of my friends with a gorgeous house offered to give one for my book, Falling Women and…Continue Reading →

Writing from Life

More than ten years ago, Sunil Freeman, Assistant Director of the Writer’s Center, called and asked if I would like to teach “Writing from Life.” “What is it?” I wanted to know.

Meeting My Publisher!

  “How will I know you?” I ask my publisher, Sheryl Dunn, President of Shelfstealers. She’s meeting me at the airport in Leon, Mexico. I’ve worked with this woman for over a year, emailing almost daily, sharing my fiction and…Continue Reading →

Breaking the Silence

“The twinkling of an eye will take as long as I say, and will, if I wish, divide into tiny eternities, full of bullets stopped in mid-flight. Not a thing will happen unless I say so.” Wislawa Szymborska (July 2,…Continue Reading →

Setting: the Where and When of Fiction

I love to read about World War II on the Channel Islands, the only English-speaking territory occupied by the Nazis. I got hooked on this setting in Tim Binder’s Sleeping With the Enemy. Proof I loved this book: I finished…Continue Reading →

Internet Matchmakers

I was looking for a Ukranian mate, a partner, someone who would stay with me, be my wife,” said American Cary Dolego to the Associated Press. “All the Slavic ladies in this part of the world are delightful.”