Monthly Archives: June 2011

Family Values, a short story

My new short story, Family Values, will be featured in an anthology called, Tales From The House Band, due for a fall release by Plus One Press. It features the protagonist of A Light Rain of Grace, Emma Allison, hanging out at a Sausalito, CA restaurant, The Trident, in the mid-sixties. It was a time and place when you might be dining in the same restaurant with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and members of a popular English band on any given … Continue reading

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Central America and my novel

Why did I write a novel about a famous rock star who gets involved with a musician from El Salvador? I thought I was going to write a book about my Southern grandmother and her life, but I scrapped it because I realized that I wasn’t ever going to understand my racist Granny on more than a surface level. I could only guess at her motivations, but could never truly grasp their roots or come to terms with them. And … Continue reading

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