During these times of unrest, of peek-through-your fingers news every single day, and events that make you want to just throw something at the wall… I’ve found that art has become even more dear.Read More
“Why do you do it?” said Ed, his voice raspy and deep, filled with scorn and old things not forgiven or forgotten.
“What do you mean?” said the man with a large bag in his hands, continuing his methodical gift placement. Two small square boxes with blue and silver wrappings next to the menorah. Two small square boxes in bright red wrapping next to the miniature Christmas tree. One large rectangular shirt-sized box next to the menorah, one next to the tree, and so on. His large hands carefully, tenderly placing each gift just so.
“Why do you leave gifts for us? You don’t owe us anything,” said Ed gruffly, shifting himself a bit higher in the plaid chair as he steadied his cane that was resting on the arm.
“I just do,” he said simply with an enigmatic grin stretching across his face.Read More
What if we were living up to our creative potential? What if we were living more fully? Creativity leads to employee engagement, imagination, innovation, higher productivity, and emotional investment at work (Entrepreneur Magazine). If one person creates and feels more full, more alive and productive, what about a whole community? A whole city? A whole nation? What would that look like? What good could be achieved? What could be built? What could we overcome?Read More
Everyone’s journey, process, road – whatever you feel like calling it – looks different. Some people are 21 years old, write a manuscript, and voila! Presto Change-o, someone they know knows someone else and suddenly they get a publisher right off the bat. Those are exciting stories. Yet for the 99.999% of other writers, like me, stories like that...Read More
For my fellow real writers, the process starts here: Is it worth it? For those of you who are slogging it out, writing when you can, working for years on something that means so much to you, researching a time or a place… All the while writing, dreaming and hoping. This is for you.Read More
Announcing The Silver Gun, to be released in September 2017 through Kensington Publishing. This first book in L.A. Chandlar's historical mystery series is set in 1930s NYC and features Lane Sanders, the personal aide to Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia. Lots of famous cameo appearances, gangsters to wrangle with, humor, romance, and capers throughout the awesome city that even in the midst of The Depression showed its incomparable grit, innovation, art, and of course cocktails and music. THE GOLD PAWN (book 2) to be released in September 2018, and THE PEARL DAGGER (book 3) in September 2019.Read More