For those who remember, I am supporting the release of Silvia Sanchez after twenty years in prison. I do not cease to think of her every day. Here I am, twenty years later, on a hillside above Lake Arenal, Costa Rica, listening to the driving rain, thunder and lightening and reflecting on how mysterious life is and magical […]Read More SILVIA ON MY MIND
The little Cessna plane that took me on the last leg of my journey from San Jose to Liberia, in a thunderstorm, no less. I was the only passenger on that bumpy ride with two jolly pilots, who laughing and joking, plunged in and out of clouds, vision obscured, rain pummeling the panes, the plane shaking […]Read More ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II
So, on Martha’s Vineyard I ran in the mornings and experienced some pretty amazing thunderstorms along the way. Here, in the hills above Lake Arenal, I jump rope for twelve minutes, to start and by one minute into it, I am dripping sweat in this tropical paradise! I move on to a bunch of good […]Read More Rain on Me
The first two weeks of October at Noepe Center on Martha’s Vineyard, working on my Night Angels series, and what better place to create a sense of intimacy in writing. A perfect little world, detached from all the rest, no car, not even a Starbucks (hurray). Only sea and sky and wind-swept beaches, delicate forests that open onto ponds where […]Read More ISLANDS & LAKES & THE SKY IN-BETWEEN Part I
Had to repost this great piece by my friend Renee Johnson. We are together at a writers residency and these are the wise words she has to say… Source: How do Writers Measure Productivity?Read More How do Writers Measure Productivity?
During my past two visits as a writer to Noepe Center on Martha’s Vineyard, and now during my current visit, I have loved working out in the cemetery! I found my perfect spot at the tomb of MacPherson. The stone rise around his tomb is just the right height–so much better than the boring old step […]Read More GHOULISH WORKOUT AMONG THE TOMBSTONES!
I just signed my contract for KEY OF MYSTERY, the first book in my urban fantasy series, NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, with Evernight Teen. Can I just say I am over the moon about this! Perfect timing since I have two weeks at Noepe Center on Martha’s Vineyard to write, then three weeks in Costa Rica! […]Read More PUBLISHING CONTRACT FOR NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES!!!
View from my balcony of the backyard. My room under the eaves. I have arrived at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Arthas Vineyard. I hear a hurricane is expected this weekend. I think this should be a perfect spot to ride put the storm. This is my third visit to this incredible place. I […]Read More The Adventure Begins on a Blustery island
View from my balcony of the backyard. My room under the eaves. I have arrived at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Arthas Vineyard. I hear a hurricane is expected this weekend. I think this should be a perfect spot to ride put the storm. This is my third visit to this incredible place. I […]Read More