One Author's Life: A Personal Blog

The Five Topics Which Used to be Off-Limits (and, Maybe, Should Still Be?)

November 19, 2015

Social media seems to bring out the best in some people and the worst in others. We’ve all noticed that some people use Facebook, for example, in a positive way while others become weirdly competitive, snarky, or even abusive.

Not long ago there was an unspoken rule that certain topics were, quite simply, (more…)

A Novel's Character Talks to a Wild Bird: Peculiar, or Charming?

November 4, 2015

Do you ever talk to wild birds or animals (or critters, as we say in the South)?

I thought this was an unusual hobby until I was in Florida last week, when I flat-out asked people. I was surprised at the number – one out of every ten, I would venture to guess – who raised (more…)