True Writing and the Gift of Photography

Some people seem to just let experiences come and go. Little conscious effort is made to keep a part of what just happened to them. Life is just about experiencing things and that’s it. What’s next? There’s nothing wrong with that. It is a way to travel “light” through the journey of life. These peopleContinue reading “True Writing and the Gift of Photography”

Readers Wanted

Many of my friends are changing. They are reading less and watching (or binging) series on Netflix, Amazon or similar services more. I don’t altogether like it. It is making my world a bit less interesting. First of all, I feel a bit of pressure to watch these series in order to maintain cultural touchstones.Continue reading “Readers Wanted”

Why I write

I just finished the first draft of The Sommières Sun. It now goes on to editing and it is still on track for a spring release. I thought I’d take a short break from the book to blog about why I write. I write to entertain, educate and inspire. I also write to provoke thought.Continue reading “Why I write”

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”