SILVIA ON MY MIND

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 magicalContinue reading “SILVIA ON MY MIND”

ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II

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 shakingContinue reading “ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II”

Rain on Me

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 goodContinue reading “Rain on Me”

ISLANDS & LAKES & THE SKY IN-BETWEEN Part I

   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 whereContinue reading “ISLANDS & LAKES & THE SKY IN-BETWEEN Part I”

GHOULISH WORKOUT AMONG THE TOMBSTONES!

       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 stepContinue reading “GHOULISH WORKOUT AMONG THE TOMBSTONES!”

PUBLISHING CONTRACT FOR NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES!!!

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!Continue reading “PUBLISHING CONTRACT FOR NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES!!!”

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. IContinue reading “The Adventure Begins on a Blustery island”