TRAVELING THE HARD ROAD

I just received a phone call. “Governor Brown signed her release!” My heart soared. It was Silvia’s sister, Veronica, telling me that after twenty years in prison, Silvia was going to be set free. I met Silvia in 1996, at Central Juvenile Hall, where she was awaiting her trial for a murder committed by herContinue reading “TRAVELING THE HARD ROAD”

SUCRE, BOLIVIA, HERE I COME

Yeah, so, off on another adventure to Sucre, Bolivia, on April 6th, to write for two months. Working on Cave of Secrets, the third book in the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES. Just finished Book of Angels, the second book!!!!! So, am I a digital nomad? This is the term I hear these days. I looked itContinue reading “SUCRE, BOLIVIA, HERE I COME”

A RAINY WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO

Last weekend I drove from Los Angeles up to San Francisco to visit my daughter and her boyfriend. It was rainy. I happen to love a rainy weekend by the sea. So cozy. So much atmosphere. I’m busy writing the second book in my Night Angels Chronicles, Book of Angels, so I assured my daughter,Continue reading “A RAINY WEEKEND IN SAN FRANCISCO”

MY SIX ESSENTIAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS

What are my six essential traveling companions (none of them human), especially when sitting in places like the San Salvador Mon Senor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport for seven long hours? Indiana Jones style hat and an Arabian style scarf, because you never know when creepy things might fall on your head or down yourContinue reading “MY SIX ESSENTIAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS”

JUST BECAUSE I’M AN “ARTIST” I MUST BE FLIGHTY AND DISORGANIZED…EXCUSE ME, WHAT?

Writing in a café in Kranj, Slovenia Throughout my life the assumption has repeatedly been made that because I am an artist (include writer in that title), I must therefore be flighty, impractical, moody and disorganized. Oh, and most likely a drug addict and/or alcoholic, have loose morals and most definitely, my bedroom must be a mess. The listContinue reading “JUST BECAUSE I’M AN “ARTIST” I MUST BE FLIGHTY AND DISORGANIZED…EXCUSE ME, WHAT?”

MY WORLD PROJECT IN THE SAHARA

I spent almost the entire month of December in a village called Tissardmine, in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. My mission was to complete the final draft of ‘Book of Angels,’ #2 in the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, and work on the MY WORLD PROJECT with kids in the village. Both endeavors were a great success.Continue reading “MY WORLD PROJECT IN THE SAHARA”