When exactly did it become considered bold to call someone on the telephone? My 30-something friends assure me that texting is the non-confrontational way to go. Phone calls are aggressive, […]
I feel somewhat qualified to talk about guns. In my family home, there was a glass fronted cabinet that held my father’s guns. Shotgun, rifle, .22 … and hidden away, […]
People have asked me “How can you write a novel?” It’s one word in front of the other. “Why don’t you write short stories? That would be so much easier?” […]
March winds bring me back to afternoons at the kitchen table of Bridget Reilly Fitzgerald–my grandmother. She would make us strong black tea, lightened and sweetened, and tell us stories about home. It was the story of the Banshee that took root.
For years now, my friends have asked why I don’t keep my address book on my phone. Or in my g-mail account. My little black book is showing it’s age. […]
Extraordinary things happen when you write a book, and some of them come out as a song.