The Luck of the Storm

A few days ago, during the afternoon rush hour, a tornado touched down a few miles from my home turning 100 homes into shreds.  I was working at my computer when I heard startling cracking sounds around me. The sky was dark, in the distance thunder rumbled and lighting splashed outside my office windows.  It… Read more

Three watercolors, three music genres, and the awe of creation

Kelp Forest I was in southern California walking the beach, writing, doing research for my next novel, visiting family and friends, and, I must confess, escaping the Midwestern dreary winter. As many of you know, I love to paint and make art.  It’s as much a compulsion, a passion, a way I breathe as my writing,… Read more