UBUNTU

UBUNTU

When I studied South Africa for years, I learned about "Ubuntu."  When I got to know South Africans, I experienced it. One of my students who traveled to South Africa with me got "Ubuntu" tattooed on her arm.  I required all my students to read Mark Mathabane's book...

Deep Valley Book Festival

Deep Valley Book Festival

Today is the Deep Valley Book Festival. It's a free Zoom/Virtual festival. I forgot to post it here, but I've been listening since 9 a.m., and have already found it inspiring and helpful.  https://www.deepvalleybookfestival.com/cabin-fever-schedule I'm part of a panel...

“These Precious Days” by Ann Patchett

“These Precious Days” by Ann Patchett

I'm not a big essay reader. I like to be sucked into a novel (it can also happen in a work of nonfiction) and get dragged by my heart all the way to the end of the book. I realized this about myself when I fell in love with Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country (read it...

Screenplay first draft–check

Screenplay first draft–check

Well, the screenplay of Chasing AllieCat is written to completion--as in the first draft. I've written what I can write until I get feedback from Steph, the Director/Producer who wants to make this film and has all the movie experience. She'll go through it and make...

The Latest News

GREAT NEWS!

My novel Slider’s Son has been published by North Star Press! Get it here.

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Steph Borklund has completed the short film based on my novel Chasing AllieCat! It’s being submitted to film festivals and contests. Stay tuned for news!

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