Halloween, Not a Fan

Halloween, Not a Fan

How did monsters come out of our thoughts and into our culture? A multi-billion-dollar movie business is based on good looking heroes in tights who save our world against mega-baddies. Are the villains a metaphor for the personality-altering power money and attention...
The Waiting Game of Writing

The Waiting Game of Writing

The house is quiet. The kids whereabouts are unknown, the dog is asleep and my husband is out doing errands. I am at a loss of what to do with myself. Should I begin the sequel to Dancing Above the Moon? Finish another short story? Edit a nonfiction book I wrote ten...
Why Do I write Science Fiction?

Why Do I write Science Fiction?

Why do I write science fiction? Others have encouraged me to explore other venues. Quoting an interview in the New York Times Magazine with the prolific author James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential), he quoted Stephen King, who when asked why did he...
Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…

Once Upon A Time…. These magical words first written by the Grimm Brothers bring visions of colorful castles, beautiful princesses and handsome prince charmings living happily ever after. The whimsical tales of Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood,...
The Story Behind Brother 5

The Story Behind Brother 5

A story formed as a single thought on a warm autumn day in Mexico. Driving from Caborca to Puerto Penasco over bumpy roads, the jeep was loud, I couldn’t hear the radio or my husband talking. (It’s okay, he likes to talk and repeat himself, so it’s...