Web diary: 'One Author's Life'


The Last Honey Jar

March 12, 2015

My motherís parents worked a long time, with great sacrifice, to achieve the American Dream.

They were German immigrants who came to the U.S. through Ellis Island in 1921. For thirty years, they worked in difficult, dangerous jobs in clothing factories. Grandpa, who had been trained as a mason, also took brick-laying jobs including the building of towering smoke stacks in New York and Chicago.

Finally, they saved enough money (more…)

Feeling Loved and Supported (and a Little Anxious)

March 3, 2015

September 8 used to feel like a long time in the future.

But not so much anymore.

Thatís the publication date of my new novel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County.

The book is squarely in the production phase. Right now I am reviewing what are called ďfirst-pass pages.Ē This is the first time Iím (more…)