Zen & A Novel’s Inception

You’ve decided to write a novel, now where to begin? The pathway to writing begins with desire.  Imagery of glamour and excitement are only illusions, for creative writing is fraught with disappointment, rejection and continued determination.  Just the setbacks in...

What Not to do in a Haunted Villa

Praia da Luz, Algarve, Portugal is the setting for five (out of twenty chapters) in Rules of Engagement that I wrote between 2007 and 2009 and then published in 2010.  However my history with Praia da Luz began forty years before I ever wrote Rules. The purpose of...