April 2: Auraria Writer’s Week

April 2: Auraria Writer’s Week

Metro State’s first annual Auraria Writer’s Week is a series of talks by major writers, each of whom will be reading from their work and discussing their ideas and craft. For this event I hearken back to my days as a Professor in the Department of English at the...

Shelterpop: Where I Write

When I retired from the Air Force in 2004 determined to write and publish novels, my lovely husband surprised me with a desk and bookshelves to convert a small bedroom into my private office. He called it an investment in his future as “a man of leisure living...
The Author’s Desk: Why I Write

The Author’s Desk: Why I Write

I spent ten days vacationing on the Oregon coast earlier this month and figured out, after seven years of writing full-time, why I write. As you might imagine, writers write for different reasons.  Some write to put food on the table.  (Trust me, my children would...