WORDS. They define and shape my life. As a child, I barely spoke. Not until I was eleven years old did I speak to strangers. I barely muttered a word in school, too. I’ve certainly overcome that! Lol. 🙂 But I find that I typically ‘talk’ above a shiny surface that skirts around everything else but what is truly resonating with me. It’s hard to ‘go there’ when I speak. Writing is how I find my truth. And writing is the best way I communicate. This section will share these words—whether through an essay, a journalistic article, a blog post, short story, or a chapter excerpt from my novels Uriel’s Mask & Between Thoughts of You…It’s the universal, yet personal way I communicate to find clarity, truth, forgiveness, freedom. Finding the unique voice and compelling story is also a topic that I discuss and why I am so passionate that writers engage in activities, like deep breathing, meditation and yoga, to banish fear and embrace their inner wisdom. You may find articles promoting a visualized meditation, or outlining my latest yoga and writer’s retreats, like the one held in Greece in August. So this section is dedicated specifically to the power of the written word, the power of communicating authentically, originally, and going beneath the surface to truth—as all best fiction does. As a good friend and writer, Patti Callahan Henry, once said to me, “The best writing dwells in the compost of our youth.”
My favorite authors, who have given me aha moments, like Anne Tyler, Alice Hoffman, Liz Moore, Sher Kruse, among others, I’ll honor here with book reviews. I’ll link to articles from journalists who bravely go where others do not—emotionally and physically. The posts that describe both the frustrating and the richly rewarding writing process, will be here too. You’ll soon find snippets from my latest novel, Between Thoughts of You, that I recently completed. To read these stories, please click WORDS in my topic sidebar on my home page.
I entertain your feedback. And, as always, I am deeply grateful and humbled by any of you who take the time to actually read these words.
Thank you. x