Tag: Writing

You Are Not Alone

Author Leslie Browning shares the story of her mental and physical trauma, and the resultant journey that led her to healing. Leslie Browning Tedx Talk

Article Published in JEMA

I’m very pleased to announce that my article “Return of the Elephant Man,” appears in the most recent JEMA,  Journal of the Elephant Managers Association, Volume 29, Number 1. The article is based on a portion of my book The Man Who Loved Elephants, which tells the… Continue Reading “Article Published in JEMA”

Ursula K. Le Guin

Just this week, I was reading No Time to Spare, a collection of essays by Ursula K. LeGuin and found myself thinking how much I would like to meet her. On Monday, my window of opportunity closed forever. Rest in Peace, dear lady. Thank you for… Continue Reading “Ursula K. Le Guin”

Profanity & Writing

This blog post is brought to you by the confluence of two things: personal experience and and an essay by Ursula K. Le Guin. Ms. Le Guin’s latest (?) book, No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters, contains an essay titled, “Would You Please Fucking… Continue Reading “Profanity & Writing”

No Such Thing As A Comfort Zone

Note: This essay – edited here – originally appeared as a guest blog post on the website of author Stacey Longo.   No Such Thing as a Comfort Zone “So,” says She Who Must Be Obeyed–aka SWMBO or, for ease of reading, Swumbo–otherwise known as… Continue Reading “No Such Thing As A Comfort Zone”

At Odds with the World

Note: This piece–written at the behest of host John King and here re-edited–appeared May 2015 on The Drunken Odyssey: A Podcast About the Writing Life. At Odds with the World: How Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol” Changed My Life I was eight in the winter of… Continue Reading “At Odds with the World”

Wild Musette Link

If you’re interested in purchasing the latest issue of The Wild Musette Journal, which contains my short story “The Last Zookeeper” along with much else that’s delightful, please click here. As always, thank you for your support.

Latest Interview

I discuss writing with writer/reviewer/critic John Valeri: Three on a Match Interview                  

Book Launch!

I’m pleased to announce that THREE ON A MATCH is now available for purchase directly from me (send me an email if interested), and will also be available on Amazon as of Tuesday, September 5. Be prepared to be shocked to your socks. In Splendid… Continue Reading “Book Launch!”

When A Writer Gives Up, Part 2

It took me so long to get back to this that you probably thought I’d given up. Not so. Well … not yet, at any rate. Last time, I wrote about letting go of an idea–or having it leave you; of recognizing that an idea’s time… Continue Reading “When A Writer Gives Up, Part 2”