Tag Archives: The Earth Breaks in Colors

WHAT IS HOME?

We’ve been packing up my mother’s house. The walls are bare now, the shelves empty. That house was never my home — my parents bought it after my father’s two terms as president were over — but it was their

excerpt from THE EARTH BREAKS IN COLORS

The call of an owl woke her. A call that always sounded like loneliness — wide and hollow, carried on dark winds. She pulled back the white eyelet curtains, tried to get a glimpse of the owl in the towering

ONCE UPON A TIME

Once upon a time I walked up the driveway in this photograph to a house that could barely be seen from the road. Depending on how tall the shrubs were, you might be able to glimpse the deck. The roofline

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Fact: The only reason people feel the need to declare that their lives matter is if their lives are being treated as if they don’t. Fact: Black male teenagers are being shot by the police on such a regular basis

THE EARTH BREAKS IN COLORS

These are the first two pages of my new novel, The Earth Breaks in Colors (available on Amazon):   The call of an owl woke her. A call that always sounded like loneliness — wide and hollow, carried on dark

THE BIRTH OF A NOVEL

In his book On Writing, Stephen King says, “Good story ideas seem to come quite literally from nowhere, sailing at you right out of the empty sky: two previously unrelated ideas come together and make something new under the sun.”

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