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!!
“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.”
I’m often asked where the ideas for my novels come from. Typically, they are inspired by existing stories: those I teach and those I’ve enjoyed. My most recent effort, Island No. 6, can best be described as a Patchwork Pastiche of some of those stories. In literature, a pastiche is a text that celebrates anotherContinue reading “Pastiche Makes Perfect”
Whenever I tell my wife, Julie, that I’ve sent a another Letter to the Editor, posted a blog article, or published a new novel, a slight, involuntary gasp escapes from between her lips. It is a nearly imperceptible gasp, yet it teems with meaning. “Oh, God, who do I need to warn or avoid thisContinue reading “Some of the People in My Life,Volume 2: Julie Roth”
“What was once a relatively meek show of support for one’s preferred candidate has morphed into what feels like a full-blown act of belligerent in-your-face aggression.”
“Del possesses one of the most capacious hearts I’ve ever encountered, meaning there’s room and love in there for just about everyone.”
New Blog Post: “Followership.”
I’ve posted a new blog article that shares my favorite take on the classic story of Beowulf.