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  • Time passed and here we are

    Just over five years ago, I published Still Life with Horses, and it was all great. Talking to readers, doing readings, sending the book out into the world. Good job, little book. Thank you, readers. Thank you Howling Bird Press. Then, I got interested in comics, and spent some time learning about how to make, […]

  • Good book news

    So, Still Life with Horses is a finalist for the The Midwest Independent Publishing Association Award in the category of Autobiography/Memoir.  This is very nice news indeed.  We’ll find out who the award winner is on May 12, 2018. Here’s the press release: LINK

  • Some new interviews

    Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of being interviewed about Still Life with Horses by several very talented women writers.  Each interview posed questions about my book which were all interesting to consider.  Questions like: How did this book begin?  How do you write about animals and avoid sentimentality?  Why is it that working with horses is […]

  • Barn mind

    My sabbatical year is now, and has been for a few weeks, officially at an end.  I’m back in the classroom, and the committee meetings, and the long commute.  Back to that kind of free-floating anxiety that comes with this job: the cloud of so many things that must be done, things half-remembered, or overdue, […]

  • another really very nice blurb

    The latest blurb of my book is from Barb Shoup, Executive Director of the Indiana Writers Center, and author of Looking for Jack Kerouac and An American Tune. . Still Life with Horses will make you fall in love…with the strength and silence of horses and learn to believe in the healing power of giving oneself fully to the […]