Welcome, Dear Reader
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story.
- Ursula K. Le Guin
There are, as Ursula Le Guin wrote so succinctly, no stories without the reader. We writers need you to add your imagination to the page, to breath life into our characters. And so, here we are, me with my stories in hand, hoping you will find them and read them and give them life
If you've visited here before (and thank you if you have) you'll notice the website has gotten a face lift. It, like my writing work, is a labor of love. Also, a never ending task. I don't doubt it will change again.
You'll note the logo says 'love letters to the world'. My work is, at first glance, a patchwork quilt of contemporary and historical and funny and serious. Which begs the question--what's the common thread that runs through everything I write? As I thought about it, the answer I kept coming up with was love. While it's true that my books all have love stories in them and I sometimes write romance, I mean this in a much larger sense. I like to think everything I write is a love story of sorts, my love letter to the world.
I hope you'll stop by often, linger awhile, look around, make yourself at home. There are pages for each of my books and on them you'll find a few little gifts, a note from me, links to some of the music I listened to while writing, an excerpt you can read. Some of the pages include pictures, some have blog posts I'd written along the way.
You'll also find a Flash! page, which features a new short story every few months, a writing news page with all the latest on upcoming books, reviews, new covers, awards, and so on, and two blogs; Inside the Writer's Garret, where I blog about my writing journey, and Coffee with Friends, which includes blog hops, guest posts and the like. A few of my poems are here as well, as is a bit about the anthologies in which I've been privileged to be included. You can find them all at the top of the page and on the buttons to the side.
I'm so glad you've dropped in for a visit.