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...
Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

Is a wrong less wrong if it happened years ago?

When it comes to remembering a past #genocide, solving “cold cases” or unearthing what’s been buried by history, people generally take one of two stances. One group wants answers, regardless of what they reveal. The other sees no need to disturb the sleeping dogs of...
A story of genocide that must be told

A story of genocide that must be told

A few days ago marked the second year I haven’t been able to speak with Mom on her birthday. It wasn’t quite as painful as it was last year. But it still hurts not to be able to hear her voice. To share exciting news with her. To talk about our writing. To get her...