Writing is Hard ;)

I have nearly finished the book. I know I’ve said that before, that I was just a couple of chapters away from the end…but that was before I was actually writing the chapters. I believe that, barring any unforeseen developments, I am currently writing the penultimate. I consult my notes over and over. Notes, that’s…

Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

The Long Road Home

I wasn’t going to talk about this publicly, then I recalled just how far silence gets you. A little background: I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past nine months because of an internal signal fire that’s struggling to be identified. A years long heating that showed up as annoyance…evolved into anger…then burst into rage….

The Plot is Thick: Meet Echo

I’m having so much fun writing this novel! I am in Part Four, two chapters in. I expect at least five or more chapters until completion. So far: 64,671 words. 248 pages 20 chapters Almost there!!!!! While you’re here, I’d like to introduce you to Echo, the gray wolf. Echo shows up throughout the novel,…

Part Three: 12 Pairs of Gloves

Sorry about the delay, but Hurricane Irma had other ideas for us Florida folks. Although there is a lot of rebuilding to be done, we’re back on our feet and on our way. The third part of my novel is when all the characters finally come together to learn their destinies. The reader is taken…

Mystical Mike

Ah, Edan! He is a beloved character, mostly because he’s trying to be a good guy, but can’t help being a bad one. He has his faults, sure, but finds companionship and something close to love in a dog named Mike. An illusionist, Edan incorporates the brilliant Mike into his act, and although he finds…

Assana ~ The Waterfall

Born to an Irish mother and Indian father, Assana is the exquisite combination of the two, though her outer beauty is nothing compared to her inner grace. A fiercely spiritual woman, she grew up holding hands with strife and poverty through parents who devoted their lives to be of service to others. Assana believes her call…

Rational Souls: Xia and Wynter

One born on Summer Solstice, one born on Winter Solstice, their names reflecting their season. They are women of medicine, one Western, one Eastern. Their cultures and values clash, and they have yet to figure out how to communicate with one another. They have been together since 1992, and united when British Columbia legalized gay…

Nhlovo and Kulani

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…

The Twins: Leila and Ori

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…

Nash Luca

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…