With Halloween and Dia de los Muertos just around the corner, I thought I’d share an excerpt from my second novel, Goodness Falls, the climax for which occurs on The Day of the Dead (Nov. 2nd).
Monthly Archives: October 2020
Last night, I dreamed of nuns marching.
There’s No Life in a Vacuum
“We all live in a world where our behaviors impact those with whom we share space. None of us live in a vacuum.”
Some of the People in My Life, Vol. 5 Steve Kohler
What we share most in common, however, is a love for our profession. I have had the honor to work with many outstanding teachers during my career, but I can attest with all honesty that Steve is the only one next to whom I feel inferior.
Book Clubs (and male strippers)
I love book clubs. I especially love book clubs that choose my novels for reading and discussion! I really, really love book clubs when they invite me to their gathering to discuss my novels and my writing process!!
Shakespeare, the Plague, and Me: Turning Tragedy into Opportunity
“I can either choose to allow the drastic diminishment of social activity to drive me to sadness and stagnancy or I can view the unasked for hours of downtime as an opportunity for learning, self-improvement on a number of fronts, working on the next novel, and/or all of the above.”
The King of Wishful Thinking
“Go West’s song “King of Wishful Thinking” has been on my mind of late primarily due to what seems to be a sort of metaphorical pandemic of wishful thinking in the middle of a literal pandemic of Covid-19.”
Some of the People in My Life: My Mom, Barb Roth
“From her, I learned that a person’s true value has little to do with money, materials, or status, and that everybody is deserving of respect and kindness. In her mind, there was never a reason not to be nice and polite.”
“I love autumn’s dissonant reality as a season brimming with the ripeness and vitality praised by Keats yet also one that, leaf by falling leaf, reminds me of my own impermanence and admonishes me to assume a sense of urgency for winter is coming.”