Little Thrills

Often times as authors, it is the little things that come our way that make all the difference. We are not in this writing business for the money - well, yes, partly, but the raison d'être for most of us is the passion to weave words together, tell a story, create an alternate world, stir... Continue Reading →

The Vindication of Killing a Character

Distance and vindication ©FrogDiva Photography On a personal level, I go with what works for me in terms of psycho-social-emotional tools as coping mechanisms. Some days it is prayer, others it may be a day out with the camera, or even just an evening alone at home with candles and calming music. As a writer,... Continue Reading →

Choosing Sensual over Sexual

I have two images for you to ponder upon when playing with words: The challenge here is to tickle the audience's imagination with sensuality, not overt sexuality, which is overdone, overused, and often time done in such a crass and vulgar manner. The image on the left is my interpretation of the intermingling of hardness,... Continue Reading →

Falling in love all over again

... (with your lead character) One of the questions I was asked in a recent interview was how much of myself is in my lead characters. Well, in Wings At Dawn, the lead character Alexander Adler´s physical traits are modeled to a tee after a friend, his personality, however, is a combination of two people.... Continue Reading →

Thank You For Your Time!

This goes out to everyone who tuned in to The Authors Show yesterday to listen to the interview podcast. I appreciate all the messages, notes, calls and comments from the bottom of my heart. Support and appreciation are essential for every author, but particularly for emerging authors in an age when every Tom, Dick and... Continue Reading →

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher ©FrogDiva Photography During the last years that I lived in Manila, my preferred hideaway was a little cove along Manila Bay, far from the crowds and visited only by the local fishermen or fishing enthusiasts. It was the place I retreated to in order to catch my breath while being caught up in the... Continue Reading →

May Transformations

Apocalyptic endings ©FrogDiva Photography  April 2020 will go down in world history as one of the most controversial and turbulent months following WWII. This is not the time to... wait, let me stop right there and re-phrase: this is indeed the time to double back, evaluate and re-chart that course, because if you haven't been... Continue Reading →

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