Monthly Archives: August 2011

Listen to the Mockingbird

“It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” Attics Finch told his daughter, Scout.    This sentence revolved around in my head the other day when I was at lunch.  I often sit in my car at noon (when it isn’t 110 … Continue reading

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As a writer I am often asked how I come up with ideas for a story.  Ideas can spring from anywhere:  the grocery story, Wal-Mart, work, school, but my idea for The Rook and the Raven came from a dream. … Continue reading

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Being the deep philosophical thinker that I am, I often ponder the role Fate plays in our lives.  Case in point: A year ago I attended the annual Ozark Creative Writers conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.  OCW puts on a … Continue reading

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