Thoughts on writing, from author Ruth Rendell

originally posted March 10, 2013
May 2021: reformatted; text revised as noted

I am totally envious of the information that Alison Flood gathered from octogenarian author Ruth Rendell in her recent interview. But, I certainly couldn’t have done a better job! 

For those not familiar with her work, Rendell also writes under the pseudonym Barbara  … continue reading

My new life in Raleigh

originally posted March 9, 2013, with apologies for the informality
May 2021: password removed; post reformatted; one link updated; revised text is noted

I know I’ve been promising pictures of my new digs for weeks, now (and, that’s not them in the image above; see my update, below), but the weather has been so dark  … continue reading

The “fiction” in historical fiction; and the why

originally posted December 11, 2012
May 2021: reformatted; some links updated; text revised as needed

Those of you who have followed me for a time know that some of my favorite editorial projects are works of historical fiction; the truth is, historical fiction has been one of my favorite genres since I was in grade  … continue reading

Your memories to memoirs, or a personal history

originally posted July 8, 2009
May 2021: reformatted; no text revisions to date

Of all the projects I work on, I have to say that some of the most rewarding ones are those during which I have the chance to help clients start, develop, and complete the stories of their lives. Working with “average Joes”  … continue reading