The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration

Her name was Regina and she was the first woman whose story inspired me to write The Porcelain Doll.  She once worked in the main office of my children’s elementary school.  Every year, on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, she volunteered at The Edwards’ Homestead in Sayville for their Christmas open house.  Regina would tell visitors about her childhood in Germany.  Surrounded by spinning advent pyramids … Continue reading The Women Behind The Porcelain Doll: My Inspiration

Energy

You know those mornings when you wake up feeling tired?  Whether if it’s because you didn’t sleep well or because you are just catching up on lack of sleep, but haven’t quite caught up yet? Then, finally, one morning you awake and you can feel the energy pulsing through your body!  You feel the electricity as it makes its way to your fingertips and you … Continue reading Energy

My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17

My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17 I wanted to share with you some things that I learned about myself after attending my first, ever, Writer’s Conference. 1. I am a “pantser,” no not a German tank, I suppose I “fly by the seat of my pants.” I am the type of writer who writes without a plan. Those other more organized writers are known as … Continue reading My First Writer’s Digest Conference #WDC17

In the End

Some books are written based on a proven successful formula.  They have all of the components to make for an engaging story-line.  But there is a difference between these books and ones that are written from the heart and the soul.  The former are well planned out, the latter unfold as imagination is let lose. I had a creative writing teacher in college who once … Continue reading In the End

The Road to Becoming an Author: It’s Been Quite a Ride!

In my first year of college (1976-1977), I went back to visit my high school and met one of my English teachers, Mr. T, in his classroom.  I told him, “I’m going to write a novel.”  He smiled at me, and I could tell that his smile meant that he had heard that before from others and didn’t believe it for a minute that I … Continue reading The Road to Becoming an Author: It’s Been Quite a Ride!