• He Brought the Past to Life for Me

    My writing tag is “Bringing the Past to Life”. That’s my passion, and I do it through historical fiction. Last week, however, I got a call from Julian Kulski, a man now well into his eighties, who was a Boy Scout in Warsaw, Poland during WWII and helped fight against the German occupiers of Warsaw at the …[ read more ]

  • Dreams Are Like Hard Boiled Eggs

    I had the privilege of speaking to students, parents and teachers at Holy Spirit School in San Jose, CA last week for their annual Author’s Night. I talked about having dreams, and how they can be like a hard boiled egg. They are hard to crack, messy to unpeel, but worth the effort. I shared how …[ read more ]

  • The Alabaster Jar

    Thanks to my wonderful husband and also to a very good writing friend, I will soon purchase an authenticated ancient Egyptian alabaster jar that dates from the time period of Egypt’s Middle Kingdom, c. 2061 – 1803 BC. I recently forwarded the completed manuscript of book two in the Ancient Elements series, The Alabaster Jar, …[ read more ]

  • Turning the Tide of Hope

    In David Bunn’s new book, The Turning, (March 25, 2014) Bunn grapples with an issue pertinent for our day – hope. His flawed yet heroic protagonists and his almost empathetic, yet soul-darkened antagonists had me identifying with both, and turning pages long after the time I had allotted myself to read. The Turning made me look …[ read more ]

  • What Is Your Gorilla Today?

    When I was younger I used to have recurring dreams of a gorilla-suited man trying to break into our house.  I’d run around and lock all the entrances, usually forgetting the glass patio door. When I did remember, the faulty latch wouldn’t hold. I’d freeze in fear as I stood face to face with the hairy …[ read more ]