That Hideous Strength II

I learned so much from attending the village school. It was the late 1960s and to those Swiss children, we might just as well have been aliens from another planet. I hated that school, to me, they were all aliens, too. Here’s how I found out that it’s what’s beneath the surface that unites us, or, “the content of our character,” not the facade.

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The Man Who Saved Monsters

the story of casey cohen and the woman he loved This is always a difficult day for me. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2000, Casey Cohen left this earth. Casey was a highly respected private investigator often said to have been the foremost authority on the death penalty phase and the first PI to make […]

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What About Rabbits?

cute and cuddly or vicious killers? When most people think of rabbits they think of cute and cuddly little critters, and story characters such as the mischievous Peter Rabbit. And then there’s this poor pet rabbit in The Lost Princess who gets thrown at the king and queen in a fit of rage by their […]

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Fulfillment over Success

what do we strive for above all else? As a teenager, my mom suggested to me that the best career choice I could make was to be a children’s book artist and writer. Being a teenager, I of course decided that was the last thing I wanted to be. Ever. Well, it turned out, after […]

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My Inspiration

The balance between art & writing Ever since I was a little girl and could first pick up a pencil I have been drawing. It was never something I thought about, I just did it. Compulsively. I begged my parents for art supplies and they thankfully complied. Hours upon hours could be spent sitting on […]

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A DANGEORUS WOMAN: Into the Light

On Valentine’s Day I head to Luxor, Egypt to write for two months. Valentine’s Day is always bittersweet, for it is when private investigator Casey Cohen left this earth. In 2000, shortly before he died, he gave me a series of fantastical letters sent to death row inmate, Maureen ‘Miki’ McDermott and made me promise […]

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