A Star is Born is the best movie of the year. In my opinion, of course. Besides the acting and the music, there were themes that resonated with me as a creative artist. The most moving was the speech Sam Elliot gave to Lady GaGa when he was speaking about music. Here it is -give […]

October 17, 2018

A Writer’s Perspective on Story…

My son wore Spiderman pajamas to school. They had wings. They were way too small on him and hit about mid-calf. They were similar to footie pajamas since they were one piece, but without the actual feet. He’s in middle school. Not elementary. Yeah. See, when he informed me of his plan to wear them […]

October 4, 2018

All About Character…

Oh, my poor neglected blog. Let’s hope my regular readers haven’t given up on me, and understand that to deliver consistent quality reads in regular intervals, sometimes my blog suffers a bit. I took a vacation last week. An overdue one. I met up with my big Italian family and headed to Puerto Rico for […]

February 25, 2016

Writing and the Way You Handle the Waves…

First off, a bit of screaming and gratitude. Beyond Me hit the New York Times and the USA Today bestselling list, and I couldn’t have done it without my amazing, supportive readers. Thank you for loving and sharing my stories and allowing me to keep writing for you. Second, I want to talk about writing. […]

March 14, 2014

The Short Story and a Challenge…