What’s In A Title? Everything.

July 12, 2010

I’ve posted this before on the Flatiron Writers’ blog, but now I have musical accompaniment so I’m posting it again. When I was pregnant, my husband and I negotiated about what to name our child.  He was flexible about boys’ names, but would not budge on the girl’s name.  He wanted a little red-haired daughter […]

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Where Did the Idea for Under The Mercy Trees Come From?

April 15, 2010

So many experiences, observations and inventions converge to make a novel. Here are some of the seeds that formed Under The Mercy Trees. In the novel, the oldest brother in a western North Carolina family goes missing, forcing his estranged younger brother to return home and face his past. The idea for the brother’s disappearance […]

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