One book, one day: Index Arts Festival

There are lots of ways to measure success, I guess. You could look at number of books sold, royalties paid, hits on a website, comments on a blog. I love and welcome all those things. My favorite, the one that brings true delight, is connecting with readers and writers. In other words, humans. By that … Continue reading One book, one day: Index Arts Festival

The power of story: In thanks to Maya Angelou

You, Jane releases next week, a story about the power of storytelling. Not just to reflect reality, but to create it, in all its glorious havoc and wicked humor. Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings is one of the first books I can remember reading that had the same effect. I think I … Continue reading The power of story: In thanks to Maya Angelou

A bit of confetti, a piece of chocolate, and a Swiss Army knife

Another old poem I found - I think this one was written with my sweet writing group back in Seattle. I miss those folks! And yes, while I work on the last round of proofing for the novel, I am resorting to posting bits and pieces of old writing. New stuff soon, I promise! *** … Continue reading A bit of confetti, a piece of chocolate, and a Swiss Army knife