August 29, 2018
Author Interview for Mybookplace.com
If I had to designate a theme for each of my stories, I''d say The Town Time Forgot is about Fate. We are who we are and who we are meant to be. We may be weathered by the life around us but nothing can really change who you are. Yellow River Pledge is about closure, finding the strength to let go and make a new life when the old one has let you down. Journeys is about the intersection of life. It''s also bleeds the idea that love that lasts for all time. You don''t stop loving someone just because they no longer love you. Sanctuary Road is about second chances, in love, in life. I can''t wait for some feedback on this story. I spent a lot of time on telling the story fir this one and I hope that''s obvious as the readers emerge themselves into rural life of Cedarwood, Kentucky. Ms Abrams'' Everything Garden is about making new friends while clinging desperately to old friendships. Place Where Magic Lives is about the mystery of youth wrapped around the imagination of adolescence.
I can''t pick a favorite, each story is special to me in a different way. I very much like the relationships among the women in Yellow River Pledge and as was reviewed in Honestly Austin. I think the reviewer did, too. The chemistry between Gates and McKenzie in Town Time Forget is an important part of the story, especially in the beginning. I think that''s the strongest past of their story. Journeys is hard to talk about without giving out spoilers so let''s just say. Read the review in Honestly Austin, she''s begging for someone to have coffee and talk about it with her! In Sanctuary Road, I was especially pleased with how the family relationships and the intrigue of the past were entwined. My Mom used to say all the time how she and my Dad did the best the they good at raising us and how challenging it was since "we didn''t come with instructions." I heard her saying that a lot in my mind as I wrote the story. I think this one story would have been her favorite. I wish she''d had the opportunity to read it. I ''m sure the discussion over coffee would have been good.'
August 29, 2018
I was fortunate to be interviewed for mybookplace.com recently. It was posted today. Got me to thinking about my journey of writing. When I first started writing, it was usually about something one of my cousins had done, maybe the loneliness of losing a loved one, and / or something else monumental in my life. I'm enjoying the path I'm on right now. My genre of stories seems to be growing and I'm happy with my growth as a writer. But I also hope I never forget where I came from.
August 29, 2018
Favorite quotes by the reviewer included: “”All day long I watch people on their journeys, coming and going from one place to another. I’ve come to realize that the path is just as important as where the journey takes us.'” “From one minute to the next, we never know, what’s coming, what’s lost between the blinks of life.”
August 19, 2018
The vibrant colors of my life on the slick, thin pages were so green, I could smell the fragrance of grass damp with dew; blue so intense I could hear the water falling like rain at my feet, and yellow so bright I had to shade my eyes to ward off the morning sun. From the book Journeys
June 6, 2017
Planning on being in the area(s) soon for vacation / book signings.