As a reader, I had not truly understood how much happened off the page of the story. Most authors masterfully slip in backstory without disturbing the flow of the narrative. When I became I writer, I realized how much "pre writing" has to happen in order to understand the motives and decisions the POV character... Continue Reading →

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Discovering my heritage through writing

It didn't occur to me until I was an adult and had children of my own how much tradition matters. Not that tradition matters for its own sake, but traditions connect us to who we are in a world that pushes us to all be the same.   When my husband and I settled in... Continue Reading →

Thinking about what is saving my life makes dark days brighter and helps me savor life more.

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