Thank you for visiting

I created this website soon after I began to get serious about the novel I was writing. Because authors are supposed to have websites, right?

Then I got more serious, and worried that even (very) low key blogging used up time that could better be spent writing the novel, so I stopped blogging. In the fall of 2016 I took the further step of essentially removing myself from Facebook – which is where many of my tiny group of readers actually found their way to the website – some of the time. But I think I’m not going back there. Lots of reasons.

And now? Well, the book is still the priority. After writing many “messy” drafts, I’ve made enough progress on what I like to call my first “coherent” draft, that the end of the draft is in sight! And since I seem to have momentum, I’ve decided … sometime … I will get around to writing some other stuff as well. I’d like to tell you about the great writing class I took with Ron Curry Jr. And a workshop with Madison Smartt Bell, a breakthrough experience which increased my confidence in my voice and my methods (writers need that). An upcoming (November 2018) two-week residency in Key West. And I’ve made a promise to write (in many ways) about water – on which subject – for now, I give you this link to an article in Common Dreams, for the Promise to Protect.

If you’d like to subscribe to this blog, or if you want to know how the book is coming along, let me know (I think I have shown you are unlikely to be inundated with email notifications …). In the meantime, you can check out my bio. Or those random explorations into writing, the 2015 poems & essays