Meet South Africans Nhlovo and Kulani, descendants of the Tsonga people. An artist and scientist, respectively, this couple has just learned they are expecting a baby after many failed attempts. But, considering what lies in wait for them, they will be soon be faced with a decision regarding the fate of their baby. These two … Continue reading Nhlovo and Kulani
Ahhh! Two of my favorite characters, Leila and Ori share a significant birth date. Born 12 hours apart on an elusive day -- February 29th-- Leap Day. Leap Day was the inspiration for the story and I began crafting characters around leap day customs when it evolved into something more. The title, 12 Pairs of … Continue reading The Twins: Leila and Ori
Born on New Year's Day, Nash Luca is an interesting fellow. A psychiatrist, he lives just outside Boulder, Colorado with his wife Jessica. They are a happily married couple living a lovely life in their solar powered home, tending their garden, and collecting rain water in barrels. Their love for the environment shows in everything … Continue reading Nash Luca
When we first meet Brisa in Madrid, she's just waking up from a night she doesn't remember. An addict, Brisa's life has not been handed to her, and although she grew up fast, she still has a ray of hope. A no-nonsense woman, Brisa doesn't intend to stay down for long. When she comes to … Continue reading Brisa Martin
I am pleased to introduce you the two main characters in 12 Pairs of Gloves. I have come to love these two, as they are the impetus to the direction of the story. We meet Solace for the first time when she's preparing for an upheaval that will leave her feeling more alone than ever. … Continue reading Solace and Seattle
I'm pretty excited to start sharing my novel's ideas and people with you. Before I go into the plot, I'd like to give you a little background on how I got here in the first place. It began with good friends over a discussion about Leap Day and the odds of being born on that … Continue reading The Plot
So, I haven't written here in MONTHS! Why not? Couple of reasons: So much fundamental life change has taken place that I've had a hard time keeping up. So, I've been more reflective internally, quieter, just letting it be, making my world itsy-bitsy and teeny-tiny. Seriously. I'm writing a book. No for real, a book. … Continue reading AHHH!!!
What if there were no countries? What if we saw it in a different way? What if we didn't see us divided by borders and discerned by opinion, but instead as a people, a species, a family? We are all, all of us, human. Living on one planet, our home. What if we actually worked … Continue reading What if?
I am a compilation of faces, and expressions, and hope, and loss, and joy, and anger, and love and fear, and dark and light. I am a soul of wonder and awe and magic. I am a well of life ~ I have been completely empty, and utterly filled. But most often, somewhere in between, … Continue reading Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded
Early this morning, around 3:00am, the two goofballs in the photos below decided to sleep in my bed. And that's when it all began. First, Margot and Renley, respectively, came into my room and decided to sniff everything within sniffing range. We're talking some serious police dog type sniffing that was intense enough to wake … Continue reading Heavy Breathers