Category Archives: american authors

I Paused on a Footpath in April

Vote for me on Biggest Baddest Bucket List! Meonstoke, Hampshire, England I paused in April on a footpath in Hampshire, England. It was during a hike from Warnford to Meonstoke on the leg of the South Downs Way National Trail … Continue reading

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Highlights of Inauguration Day

Inspiration: “We are made for this moment, and we will seize it, so long as we seize it together…”   President Obama “The I have a dream, we all keep dreaming, or the impossible vocabulary of sorrow that won’t explain the … Continue reading

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400 Saturdays

On a recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin I had the great pleasure of meeting 400 Saturdays: An Anthology of Vinyl Folklore author Kim Johnson-Bair. We talked about the book over old-fashioned milk shakes and burgers. Kim’s love of vinyl began … Continue reading

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Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden

Staying Alive: A Love Story by Laura B. Hayden Laura B. Hayden has written a gripping memoir about losing the love of her life in the midst of their happily ever after narrative. Larry wasn’t suppose to die yet, he … Continue reading

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Early Influences

When I was a kid, I would sit for hours playing the LP record albums of my five older siblings, studying each album cover as if my life depended on committing every artistic nuance in it to memory. Of course … Continue reading

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Simon Stanley’s Kingdom

I have been staying in London for just over three weeks now.  Today I had an urge to connect more closely with the main character of the novel I am currently working on, Simon Stanley.  Simon is one of the lost … Continue reading

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Burnt Twig Productions

Documentary film makers  and cofounders of Burnt Twig Productions Sara Lewis and Kristin Santa Maria are currently working on The Writing Life.  The film promises to explore “the process, eccentricities, and motivation of working writers on location at their homes and work … Continue reading

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Best Friends

I met Jenny in the 80’s in group therapy, so our friendship has always had this sort of self help therapeutic quality to it.  As you can imagine this is a double edged sword.  It can be exhausting, always searching … Continue reading

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