Digital Discoveries: Review of Leora’s Letters

I am very pleased to be featuring my review of Leora’s Letters, written by Joy Neal Kidney. I have been following Joy’s family history blog, Joy Neal Kidney – Family Family and local stories and history, favorite books, for a few years now, and I was thrilled to see the history of her mother’s family during World … Continue reading Digital Discoveries: Review of Leora’s Letters

Publication: "The Pilgrimage"

I am pleased to share the news that my short story, "The Pilgrimage," has been published in the Vol. VII #9 issue of The Woven Tale Press. (See page 55.) In addition to publishing fiction and poetry, The Woven Tale Press features a good selection of contemporary visual art. I'd encourage you to check out … Continue reading Publication: "The Pilgrimage"

Failed Novel, Anyone?

When I went to college to learn the craft of fiction, the prevailing attitude was that the short story was a stepping stone to the novel. The short story was where the young writer could serve out her clumsy apprenticeship in the sandbox making mud pies until sufficiently skilled to create the multi-tiered cake of … Continue reading Failed Novel, Anyone?