Category: A Light in the Storm


Honestly, I am every character in every one of my books…the kind characters as well as the not-so-kind ones. Each character is a splinter off of my core personality, my shadow self; his or her flaws, assets, gifts, and burdens, are my own.

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Photo 19Letters from RifkaPost Card

Though there have been discussions from time to time, my novels have never made it to film.

In this photo I’m wearing a scarf given to me as a gift by Karen NelsonĀ Hoyle.

Don’t I look a bit like Rifka?

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I often take two years to complete a novel. OUT OF THE DUST took two years. PHOENIX RISING, two years. BROOKLYN BRIDGE, two years, too.

THE MUSIC OF DOLPHINS is also in the “two year” club.

WITNESS, too.

I spend about a year doing research, another year writing and revising.

And no, I do not do the work on a deserted island under a palm tree. Most of the time I labor away in a tiny office in Vermont.

Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Aleutian Sparrow

Aleutian Sparrow

Witness

Witness

A Light in the Storm

A Light in the Storm

Out of the Dust

Out of the Dust

Letters from Rifka

Letters from Rifka

A Time of Angels