#BookReview: Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

My Review Carol LaHines’ debut novel, Someday Everything Will All Make Sense, opens with a grabber of a scene: Luther van der Loon describing the death of his mother, who choked to death on a wonton as he tried--and failed--to save her with a badly executed Heimlich maneuver. We come to know Luther as a … Continue reading #BookReview: Someday Everything Will All Make Sense

Publication: “In the Days Before Spring”

I am pleased to report that my poem "In the Days Before Spring" has been published in the Spring 2019 issue of Pinyon. This is a print publication, so I've created a video for the poem. "In the Days Before Spring" is actually the precursor to my short story, "The Story of Henry: Chapter and … Continue reading Publication: “In the Days Before Spring”

The Poem I Never Wanted to Write

Poetry can bring solace when someone we love has died, whether calling upon religious faith, reminding us of the strength and resilience of the human spirit, or simply providing a soothing pattern of rhythm and sound. Poetry can also serve as a loving tribute to keep the memory of the one we lost alive. In … Continue reading The Poem I Never Wanted to Write

A Fiction First: “Beware the Ides of September”

I've just had my first ghost story, "Beware the Ides of September," published in The RavensPerch. I wrote the story back in the fall because I was feeling the loss of my dad, and I thought that writing a ghost story would be a way to see him again. The writing did not go as intended. … Continue reading A Fiction First: “Beware the Ides of September”