The unguarded moments of grief

The unguarded moments of grief

Anyone who’s lost a loved one knows that time doesn’t fill their place in our hearts. We numbly move on, forced to create new routines without them. And as the days roll by, we grow more accustomed to their absence. While we miss them just as much, we know better than...
Writing with words that speak

Writing with words that speak

The poet in me is intrigued by words – not just their meanings, but the rhythms they create and the images and feelings their sound evokes. Does a word march across the page, bold and upright? Or does it dance, twisting and twirling with meaning? Is it solemn or...
When yesterday collides with today

When yesterday collides with today

Historical fiction comes in many shapes and sizes. Like science fiction and fantasy, it can simply provide a backdrop to familiar themes such as girl-meets-boy, road trip, coming of age, man or woman against the odds, or a clash of cultures. It also can open the door...