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A Writer’s Journey

A Writer’s Journey

It all started during a trip to New Zealand six years ago. My husband and I flew from London to Auckland and then drove from the North Island to the South and back again.  The trip lasted six weeks and we lodged in homestays, the Kiwis’ version of B&Bs but much more homely. Not wanting to […]

July 23, 2013 | By | 13 Replies More
Writing in the Culinary Landscape of the Galilee

Writing in the Culinary Landscape of the Galilee

Twenty-six years ago, I left the US to live on a farm in the Galilee. It wasn’t a spiritual connection to the Holy Land that prompted this dramatic relocation, but a chance meeting with a handsome young Israeli farmer. In an act that was equal parts folly and fortune, I followed him back, married him, […]

June 5, 2013 | By | 3 Replies More
Book Review: Poet Diana Raab’s Listening to Africa

Book Review: Poet Diana Raab’s Listening to Africa

Each poet’s voice is as unique as they are, and poems within a collection are varied too, like a region’s weather, with trends and ranges, but ultimately, hopefully, both predictable and unpredictable. Diana M. Raab’s fourth collection of poetry was rich in variety of styles, common threads, and the unpredicted. Listening to Africa emerged during […]

May 30, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Deer in the Headlights: A Marketing Pro Self-Publishes

Deer in the Headlights: A Marketing Pro Self-Publishes

I should have known. In the passions of finally committing myself to the authorship of a book, one I knew from the beginning I would not shop with literary agents or publishing houses, I utterly failed myself in not treating my book, All That I Need, or Live Like a Dog With Its Head Out the […]

April 20, 2012 | By | 2 Replies More
The Writer’s Ear: Hearing Prose, Poetry and Music

The Writer’s Ear: Hearing Prose, Poetry and Music

UK Author Jo Carroll very kindly responded to our question about how poetry and prose influenced each other in your writing. I have a diffuse boundary between poetry and prose. I know that one informs the other, but I’ve never tried to define that, nor explain it – even to myself – in a coherent […]

February 11, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More