A for Appalachians

A to Z challenge 2018 A sneak peek into The Before….is it a place or a time….is it all just a dream? ~excerpt from Marie’s Pledge: “Why have I never done this before? All my years of hiking and I’ve never explored the mountains closest to home.  Maybe it’s true we don’t get to know... Continue Reading →

A great day

Four years ago, I held in my hand, a copy of my first published book of poetry. Nothing beats that feeling, of holding your words, between the covers of a book. Today is another red letter day in my life, and although I have yet to hold a physical copy of it in my hands,... Continue Reading →

I am a writer!

I am a writer. When taxi drivers, here in Cuenca, ask me: “Estás jubilado?” (isn’t that a marvelous word for retired?), I respond: “soy un escritor.” I am a writer. I have been writing since I left home at 14. Before that, I had no privacy and no awareness, really, of how vital it was... Continue Reading →

E is for Enchantment

Writing opens up a world of enchantment to us. If we're lucky and find the right book, the right author, we are transported to a world of twists and turns and magic.  For the writer, it's a bit like being on a circular stairway that leads us down and down, further into a world of... Continue Reading →

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