When I visit with people at the various book signings I attend, some new authors or people who want to try their hand at writing are always curious about the environment in which I write.
First, I want to say that I love being a writer. Except when I don't. Right now I'm working a couple of novels and a true crime book that is kicking my…well, you know. I'm 40+ pages into the true crime book, am pretty comfortable with all of the material (that's where my time as a […]
One of the greatest examples of storytelling in song helps us to remember the tragedy. Interestingly enough, on a whim I downloaded the song yesterday not realizing the significance of the date and just happened to see it on the web this morning. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot.
As I've mentioned before, most writers pull off of their backgrounds when they set the atmosphere and tone of their books. Some do it by smells (who can forget the sour smell of Bourbon Street on a weekend morning), some do it by sounds (Ernest Gaines is great at this, conveying a sense of poverty […]
To those of you who know me it will come as no surprise that one of my favorite places in the world is New Orleans. I lived there when I was a child and it got into my blood and has never left. For a long time I visited there at least once a year, […]