This month I’ve been learning about frailty, the kind of mental and physical uncertainty that freezes you solid at the thought of moving forward, and then breaks your heart because there is no going back. Like every life, every story, and every character has a point at which it is heart-breakingly frail, where the characters … Continue reading Truth, Hope, Belief.
Tonight I was sitting at the computer and thinking about the first chapters of my book. Much as Harry Potter has to go through a sorting process to belong to Gryffindor, so my main character, Y'keta, has to go through a full year of scrutiny before the People will accept him as their own. He … Continue reading Which Lodge do you belong to?
There has been a shit-storm of venomous bloggery lately both attacking and defending the independent (indie) publishing industry and the authors who choose to self-publish this way. I will confess that I've been guilty of contributing to the recriminations and jumping in to support my view that self-publishing is not only viable but in some cases preferable. … Continue reading But I Want To Have It Now!
This book isn't new, and many people have read or reviewed it before me. For that reason alone I had been avoiding it. I hate going along with the 'popular current' whether in books or movies. Yesterday I broke down and finally opened the book. I was sad, hurt, happy, angry, any and all … Continue reading The Fault in our Stars