Tiki Anyone?

My upcoming novel, The Sommières Sun delves into the tiki culture of Paris and New Orleans. “The philosophy, if you will, is living moments of a peaceful life. Let the magic of the ocean and the breeze heal you and wash away your cares. Think white sand and the smell of an ocean breeze. It’sContinue reading “Tiki Anyone?”

Stacy’s Gift to Steve (or be open to the little things)

See anything in the above photo of Julia Street in New Orleans? Yeah, I didn’t think so. But you could have… This is Steve’s acknowledgement to Stacy that she had opened his eye to new things. Let’s go back and drill down in the above photo a bit more. Let’s take a bit closer lookContinue reading “Stacy’s Gift to Steve (or be open to the little things)”

Bullfighting, Seize and Pauline

A bar in Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols, a village of about 700 in southern France, plays a pretty important role in A Moveable Marfa. At the Bar Tabac L’Alambic, Steve meets a most intriguing woman named Pauline Ferrand. Here’s a short excerpt– “To overcome loneliness, I occasionally rode my bike into the nearby Saint-Côme-et-Maruéjols in the evening andContinue reading “Bullfighting, Seize and Pauline”

Inspiration at Night in New Orleans

Inspiration is critical to any artist. Walking around New Orleans at night is an incredible source of inspiration to any artist with a pulse. Whether writing a novel like A Moveable Marfa, a short story or painting, nightscapes awaken within me a mood or feeling that can launch a burst of expression. A character canContinue reading “Inspiration at Night in New Orleans”