Blog 2017-06-21T14:27:56+00:00
101, 2018

A New Year

  Before I look forward to 2018’s resolutions, I need to say thank you to 2017. There hasn’t been a year in which I’ve felt such gratification.  Yes, my first novel, EDEN, was published, but that occasion became the catalyst for something much bigger. I often dubbed my [...]

2911, 2017

Thinking about Adam, Eve, and the Garden

As I’ve traveled from place to place over the past seven months talking about EDEN, it has been revelatory that many readers do not connect my novel with the metaphor of the Garden of Eden. I would have thought the book’s title would be the first giveaway. This is less [...]

2610, 2017

November means….'s time for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). In 2016, I committed to writing 2,000 words a day on my manuscript for the month and that burst of productivity resulted in me completing the draft of a novel by year's end.  Whether you end up with a complete draft of [...]

410, 2017

Handwriting On and Off the Wall

    I attended the Brooklyn Book Festival a few weeks ago on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Two other She Writes Press authors and I had a fruitful day talking to readers and selling our novels. When a friend of mine stopped by to purchase a copy of EDEN, I [...]

1109, 2017


The essential oil I’ve been rubbing on the souls of my feet the past few mornings is called “Purification.” It sits by my yoga mat and because I ran out of my favorite lavender oil, I have been using it instead as a sensory boost. After all, purification is a [...]

2308, 2017

Surrender and Patience

  This summer, like most summers, is passing too quickly. There never seems to be enough time to fit in all the things I’ve dreamed about over the winter. Today, for example, I have many projects that need attention; however I haven’t been to my favorite yoga class in a [...]

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