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Eden Ridge: Paradise Imagined

My wife and I lived in the forested, foothill California town called Paradise for over twenty years. We loved it there, and turned our...

REVIEW: The Enemy of Love is Us

A Review of Flickering Heart by Tricia LaRochelle Like all good romance stories, Tricia LaRochelle's debut novel pits the happiness of...

On Being a 60-Year-Old (Literary) Virgin

Actually, I just turned sixty-four, but my literary virginity is about to be lost. My debut novel, Where You Will Die, will come out this...

The Timeless Task of Atoms

An atom, forged at the dawn of time, lives in my body. It burns and hums as once it did in the corona of stars, in the shimmering gasses...

REVIEW: Symphony of Substance and Suspense

A Review of Sinister Refuge by Rick E. George On the topic of the writing craft, Margaret Atwood urges authors to follow one iron-clad...

The Universal Message is You

Alan Wright, the main character of my novel, "Where You Will Die", has a message. For more than ten years, he has spread the word via his...

REVIEW: Auguries of Immanence

A review of As If Death Summoned by Alan E. Rose When I finished reading Alan E. Rose's latest novel, As If Death Summoned, and closed...

Who's This Alan Wright?

And what's with the kilt? My manuscript of WHERE YOU WILL DIE is now in the hands of a very accomplished and insightful editor, giving...

So, I Killed a Darling

An entire chapter of WHERE YOU WILL DIE, put out of its misery. Accomplished authors and teachers of the writing craft all agree: Good...

Memento Mori

"If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. For, in the final analysis, our most basic...

Sneak Peek - Opening of WHERE YOU WILL DIE

No one is more surprised than I to report I am meeting the milestones I set for myself in this last big edit of my novel, WHERE YOU WILL...

WHERE YOU WILL DIE

A New Direction for My Novel After three years of drafting, editing, and revising, I am embarked on the final preparations of my novel,...

Pan-American

"Hell is the impossibility of reason." Oh, heady days! Late imperial, early feudal, rancor in the air like poison smoke. We breathe in...

Song Without Melody

I am roiled tonight with questions. What inexorable force impresses choice beyond all good and evil? Why does the mantle of...

Fable for a Broken People

One day in a time and place not far from here, a man named Oben went to market to buy bread for his family. He left his wife and nearly...

Keep your face to the sunshine...

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. It's what sunflowers do." - Hellen Keller

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