27th January 2016

Quality or Quantity

As I began writing the story Intimate Nightmares, my goal focused on Arianna as the heroine. Her friends were supposed to be supporting characters enhancing her […]
14th August 2016

Cardboard Fireplaces and Comfort Zones

The first short story I ever wrote is titled the Cardboard Fireplace. As you might expect, it focuses on girl meets boy—sort of. The girl met […]
14th August 2016

Drop the Doubt on the Way Out… Or Rather, Up…

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.” This is a quote by Suzy Kassem, a world-renowned author and poet, among other things. I saw this […]
14th August 2016

The Double-Edged Anchor

In 2008, shortly after my divorce, I flew to Wiesbaden, Germany, to visit my dear friend, Dagmar. I just needed to get away. Dagmar at the […]