Review of The Good Lord Bird, by James McBride

I love writing historical fiction. Digging up dry bare bones of long-dead people and reassembling them with imagined personalities, motives and quirky character traits. In both the writing and the reading, one can break the chains of current reality and escape, Houdini-like, into an imagined fantasy world. At the end, most authors bring you back […]

Mother Missing from Beautiful Statue of Mariano Medina and Daughter

This beautiful statue of Mariano Medina and his daughter Lena, created by gifted sculptor Jane Dedecker, was installed at the new Larimer County building in Loveland, Colorado, in May 2018.  As much as I love the piece, I wish Lena’s mother, Takansy, were also present.  She is the main character in my latest historical novel, […]

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Envisioning the Future of the Big Thompson River

If you live in Northern Colorado, you no doubt appreciate the beauty, the utility, and occasional destructiveness of the Big Thompson River. You now have an opportunity to help determine the River’s future. The Big Thompson Watershed Coalition, which I chaired for two years, is seeking your opinion about possible projects to improve river health.  […]

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