An Aunt Truly tale: Milk for Grandma’s coffee

An Aunt Truly tale: Milk for Grandma’s coffee

Aunt Truly is a character in The Kiminee Dream, my first novel, which is slated for publication in May 2020. Aunt Truly, a woman so old nobody knows when she was born, takes in Carly Mae Foley, a teen who has escaped an abductor and is far from home. She cares for...
Getting drawn into a good story

Getting drawn into a good story

I’m fending off a cold, and if you’ve ever come down with a cold during the holidays, you know how frustrating that can be. At times when I need to rest, nothing beats getting drawn into a good book. I can usually tell if a book is for me by reading the...
Nine fine books for holiday giving

Nine fine books for holiday giving

It’s not too late to order books as Christmas or holiday gifts, and I have nine fine books in mind to recommend. Some are New York Times bestsellers; others are by independent authors who are relatively unknown. FICTION Books aren’t listed in a particular order:...
I was boy crazy in high school, were you?

I was boy crazy in high school, were you?

It was difficult to write Resilient Ruin: a memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed, and, since it was launched a few days before the 2016 presidential election (such bad timing, a mistake I won’t repeat) it has been even more difficult to promote the book. It...

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