Category Archives: Random

It doesn’t matter…..

I loved The Munsters when I was a child. When asked to write an “artist’s statement” in graduate school – I actually said I wanted to be kicking around in the leaf-blown yard of Munster-like house. I came across this … Continue reading

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Random facts stalkers don’t know…

I grew up in a tough neighborhood. (don’t stereotype me) I was in a band. (for about 5 minutes) I was in a few movies. (another 5 minutes) I wrote my first “novel”at the age of 11. (an angst ridden … Continue reading

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Writing Wishes and Publication Dreams

I’ve been working on a new story – not only working – OBSESSED!  I don’t think I left the house for most of January and part of February until the first draft was done. I’m currently working through it again … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day is a Celebration of Life

  My grandmother, Ruth, on my father’s side, died before I was born. I never knew her. I’m told she lived in Los Angeles for some time; perhaps that is why I feel so at home here. When I arrived … Continue reading

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Of course, I have a cat

Aren’t writers suppose to have cats?  Isn’t there a law or something? This is Mr. Hops. Hopper’s mum passed away soon after he was born, leaving him and his sister orphans. They were bottle fed, kept in a basket where … Continue reading

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The Psychology of being “Unloved”

  When I create a character, I take what I know from personal experience, what I’ve observed in other people (I am an avid people watcher), and what I’ve learned from my continued studies. With the unnamed narrator/character in West … Continue reading

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Apro-Poe

Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe! To one of the first, authentically American literary voices. Inspiration, then and now, for artists, writers, creators. Maybe I should have dedicated my book to him – posthumously – that is. But I think it is … Continue reading

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