Mothers & Mental Illness

My childhood girlfriend was institutionalized following the birth of her first-born. Here she was, ten years later, in the third-trimester of her second pregnancy, talking out of her head again. We were having one of our catch-up phone calls. She from her home in Georgia. Me from my home in Oregon. “I know what the [Read More…]

What Zeb & the 505th taught me

It’s a funny business, this creative process. Sometimes I know exactly where a notion to write something comes from, and other times it seems to spring up from something beyond. Consider Zebulon for instance. He’s one of the main characters in my forthcoming novel, Mother of Rain.  I really didn’t have much to go by [Read More…]