Uncategorized

A Hunting Story

On a recent hunting journey, I had the good fortune of being able to take a rifle shot at a magnificent elk from 1,000 yards. It was a moment where everything came together like the gears of an invisible clock — all the planning, the thinking, the training, and the movements. It was indeed an epic hunt […]

By |January 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Grandpa Santa

As Christmas approached after my fourth birthday, my grandpa Alphonso told me with great pride that he and Santa Claus (a.k.a. St. Nicolas) were from the same town – Bari, Italy.  Grandpa knew I adored Santa.  I guess it was obvious to him and everyone else because, beginning the day after Halloween, my other favorite […]

By |December 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Interview With E. Lily Yu, Winner of the 2017 LaSalle Artist Trust Storyteller Award

I am very pleased to announce that E. Lily Yu is the recipient of the 2017 Gar LaSalle Artist Trust StoryTeller Award. Lily’s lyrical, poetic, delightful prose lilts with fresh metaphors, framed within an atypical context. Her primary submission sample, The View From the Top of the Stair, has been published in Hazlitt. More […]

By |December 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In Search of the Good Doctor

A few weeks ago I had the honor of delivering the 7th Annual James McClellan “Humanities in Medicine” lecture at Whitman College to an audience composed of physicians, academicians and students.  Research for the topic, “In Search of the ‘Good Doctor'” allowed me to explore and in many cases, re-acquaint myself with a wide […]

By |November 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Write Bad Guys

I once knew an opera singer who built a successful, very specialized career by exclusively playing the witch in Hansel und Gretel. For two months out of each year during the winter holiday season, she flew around the world, shuttling from performance to performance, singing and artistically seducing kids into her gumdrop house. She was […]

By |October 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fairness of Beasts is Published!

Today is the day!

Book III in the Widow Walk Saga is now live on Amazon, and I am thrilled. The team at Solipsis Publishing and I have been working hard for months to get everything ready, and it’s exciting to release the book to the world.

Click here to order The Fairness of Beasts on […]

By |October 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Widow Walk production begins

Previously we announced that Widow Walk, the first book in the Widow Walk Saga, was optioned for a feature film or TV production by actor/producer/director Tom Skerritt and the company he founded, Heyou Media Productions.   Because of the subject matter, the durable characters, and atypical settings for the stories involved, he believes the first three books […]

By |October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Fairness of Beasts Pre-Order Bundles Are Here

Hello everyone,
I am thrilled to announce that pre-orders for The Fairness of Beasts, Book III of The Widow Walk Saga, are now available. We are very happy with this book, and reviews are already starting to come in. We are honored that The Midwest Review named it a Reviewer’s Choice as well as selecting it […]

By |October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Medallions of the Widow Walk Saga (so far)

Many people have asked about the beautiful medallions that adorn the covers of the first three books in the Widow Walk saga.   Who did them?  Why did you choose to use them?  How were they created?  What do they represent?
Widow Walk
The talented Randy Mott of Mott Graphics (MottGraphics.com) is the designer of the […]

By |July 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Artist Chat: Representing Women in Literature

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of being part of an artist’s chat with to award-winning author Karen Essex. Karen has written many books based on hidden stories behind famous women like Kleopatra, and it was fascinating to hear her insight into how women are represented across the media, and talk with her […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments