Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Head Shots and TV, Whoop Whoop!

Life is great.  Spring has sprung.  The white egret is perched in the sound.  The geese have returned.  The ospreys are nesting.  My pet bearded dragon is feisty again, running around, trying to have sex with his reflection.  

NotTheAnswer.org and the local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation are working hard to stop our governor and senators from leasing our North Carolina coast to oil companies.  Although the pay check will be nice for politicians in Raleigh, it won't be so nice for those of us who call this strip of land our home.  Nor will it be nice for the thousands of tourists who flock here each summer, filling our coffers with an ecologically sound industry, tourism: real estate, restaurants, hotels, charter fishing, etc.  

What else?  My son is once again swimming in the canal!  There is a natural spring.

On Friday, I'll be on TV in my hometown, Richmond, Virginia.  You can livestream it here:  I'm really looking forward to seeing Torri Strickland again.  Thanks for your support.  If you haven't done it yet, I hope you'll buy the book today.  #AboveUsOnlySky "Breathless prose," and "inventive storytelling".  XO

Friday, April 17, 2015


I discuss the art of balancing research while staying true to one's characters on this April 1st edition of Writers on Writing with Nicole Nelson, broadcasting live every Wednesday from the University of California, Irvine, KUCI, 88.9 FM.