With winter upon us, early mornings are my quiet time; when the house still sleeps, the neighborhood is silent, and the only sounds come from the quacking ducks that dip and bob on the chilly bay outside my window as they forage for breakfast. It’s these moments, just after dawn, that I enjoy sitting in my favorite chair, taking…

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Because this is my first blog (ever) I grappled over what to write about. With so many blogs already in cyberspace, it felt daunting. What could I say to make it worth your time to stop and visit, and—hope against hope—get you to come back? As a fiction writer, I’ve attended countless workshops for craft over the…

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