Holy & Mesmerizing Fiction

      The kindly looking fellow in the light blue shirt pulled me aside moments before my presentation at the library. Your book has made me do a lot of thinking, he said. Oh? I replied. Yes. About mental illness. My mother took  her life. My brother is a schizophrenic. He pulled out a [Read More...]

A World without God

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We hear it all the time. How we’ve moved into a post-Christian era. A time and place where children are growing up far removed from the faiths of generations before them.  Imagine, John Lennon said, there’s no hell below us, no heaven above, only sky. Imagine a world of no religion, all the people living [Read More...]

The Creative’s Path

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Whenever people ask how I became a writer I tell them Vietnam made me a writer.   I have met people who don’t get it, the way my identity as a writer, as a person, is so intricately shaped by war. The Vietnam war of all things. I was nearly 40 before I found a way [Read More...]


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