13 Sep

Lust

Lust: At what Point Does Lust Become Adultery? Jimmy Carter said, “I’ve looked on a lot of women with lust. I’ve committed adultery in my heart many times.” Do you believe that if you’re married and you feel lust for...
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2 Aug

Absurdity in Gilbert & Sullivan

I fell in love with the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan while I was creating one of the narrators for my novel Eleanor’s Wars—Nat is a musical young adult who adores H.M.S. Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance. He may...
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8 Jan

What is your book about?

I hate that question! It’s a great question but it’s impossible to answer. Are you asking for a plot summary or a dissertation about the meaning of the book? If I could answer the question in one sentence or one...
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30 Oct

An Unexpected Lift

After spending four months working with a wonderful copyeditor from Beaver’s Pond Press, going over the manuscript chapter by chapter, word by word, punctuation mark by punctuation mark, she sent it on to the proofreader. A week later, the proofreader...
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12 Oct

Copyright Conundrums

One of the challenges with independent publishing is figuring out for myself what’s in the public domain and what’s not as well as how the concept of fair use applies when it comes to the poems and songs I wish...
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24 Sep

This is a Work of Fiction

They all say that, but to what extent is it really true? Over the years I’ve worried about whether some aspect of a character I have created will strike one of my many relatives as a thinly disguised portrait of...
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