The Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

Rage does not belong to you or me; to Democrats, Republicans, or Libertarians. It does not belong to majorities, minorities, or immigrants; to Christians, Muslims, Jews or Atheists. Rage is a Trojan horse wheeled into anyone’s midst in the guise of justice and justification. It is a dis-ease, powered virally, surviving on its host. The host is us.

The Delicate Balance in Visionary Fiction

Visionary fiction is a delicate matter requiring a mastery of creative and technical balance. Unlike Fantasy, which generally takes place entirely in realms of the authors invention, Visionary Fiction is best told in the firmament of human physical and emotional experience. For me, at least, the goal is not to write exclusively for mystics, but …

How to Fulfill Your Destiny

Let’s face it, destinies are hard to fulfill. First you have to know what they are, and that can take a really long time. I’m a perfect example. Last night I received a significant literary award for my current novel, Mystic Tea. There was even a ceremony at the Providence, a gorgeous historic venue that …

Where have all the (TV) flowers gone?

Last night my husband and I sat down to watch television and he listed the options: Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Breaking Bad, DaVinci, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards,Scandal, Dexter, Homeland. I could go on, but you get the dark picture. “I just can’t do it anymore,” I said. “We have to lose …

Ah, the Good Old Bad Days of Publishing

In some ways, it was easier to get published back in the day.  Not self-published, obviously, but published in the traditional manner, or what used to be the traditional manner before self-publishing dominated the market 10-1.  Before the onslaught of technology and social media with all its opportunities, freedoms and demands, a talented writer could …

Falling For Twitter

I’m teetering on the edge of the twitterverse, about to fall. After years of avoiding it, I finally accept that it’s not merely a distracting stretch of passing scenery on the human journey. After all, what’s on our minds is the journey, is it not? All action is a result of preceding thought, deliberate or …

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