Right Now, It’s Like This
I’ve never visited any of the places Anthony Bourdain recommended. I never owned a Kate Spade purse. My palate is limited and my sense of style is best described as Mid-Life Lesbian at a Baseball Game. Still, I lived in a world where Mr. Bourdain, by osmosis, gave everyone a […]Read More
Got the News Blues? Transcend the Plot
Want a sure way to rejected by every publisher ever? Start your query letter with, “This is a character driven novel.” I guarantee you’ll be getting the “Thanks, but this is not for us” email before your tea gets cold. Characters create feelings, give insight, and spur our desires, but in […]Read More
Shall We Dance?
How awesome is my wife? Walking in the house with arms full of groceries I said, “I accidentally offended a Christian woman while talking to the flowers at Kroger.” Cathy didn’t look up from the paper she was writing. She wasn’t surprised about any of the phrases in that sentence. […]Read More
Charity and Stone
I come from a long line of Tennessee hillbillies …er…Appalachian Americans. My grandparents on my father’s side, Charity Grace Rupard and William “Stone” Rupard, were subsistence farmers who owned land in a holler (hollow) in Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee. Where’s that? As my uncle Claude would say, “It’s right down the […]Read More