I started with Xposed the first book in the Code Raven Series. I had so much fun creating Luke Raven, Samaar and their cohorts (billionaire patriot, spies, ex-SEALS, ex-Mossad agent, a brilliant techie)that I wanted to keep on writing! My readers loved it and it was really their comments “What’s next?” “I can’t wait to read more!” “I’m … Continue reading If you’ve always wanted to write, here’s how I started.
How about you? Can I ask if this is a safe place to open up? Since I can’t hear your response, I will imagine you nodding “yes.” First, I’m a foreigner living in a Middle Eastern country. That’s curious enough and a surprise to me as well as it is to anyone who knows me. … Continue reading Here’s how I’m dealing with Covid-19
Write about what you love to read but that doesn't mean you have to LIVE there! Life imitates Art. In 2019 I sold everything I owned and began a journey to visit places I'd read and written about. I started in the city known around the world as the place they assassinated John F. Kennedy. Who could forget … Continue reading WHAT’S IT LIKE TO LIVE IN A WAR ZONE?
Are you afraid of getting old? I’ve obsessed over my body my entire life. Until I found a very special kind of love. Here’s a photo of me at 9 years of age. I think that’s around the time I became aware of how important body image was to me. I never thought I was … Continue reading If good girls are bad girls that haven’t got caught…
The NYT recently featured an article on the Mexican drug wars. The statistics are startling. Until a year ago, the official number was 40,000 but with the change of regime last year, the true stats are being released. The official tally is now 61,637 people who have disappeared since 1964, Ms. Quintana said, the vast … Continue reading How Can 63,000 people disappear?
This afternoon I was on the tram on my way to Taksim Square in Istanbul. I had a meeting in a place I’d never been to and I had to do something I’ve never done before. I was nervous and focused on the task. I arrived at my location and suddenly, in the midst of … Continue reading It’s all my fault…
Major procrastination. Like right now! I should be working on a new Memoir. But, I’m checking out Quora, eating breakfast, trying to make sense out of World Politics and man's determination to kill. Sometimes I wonder if as a society we’ve progressed at all. I retired from a full-time career a year ago. And traveled … Continue reading As a creative writer, what is your day like?
A photo-diary of a Creative in Istanbul on New Years Eve I changed my hair color three times this year. Pink, burgundy and now blue! This shot reminds me of an old Flemish painting…. I have no idea why… There is a sense of peace in a city (Istanbul) where the buildings have been around … Continue reading I hope in the end it is a LOVE STORY
In the fall of 1995, Nov. 4th, to be exact, the Prime Minister of Israel was assassinated. I remember driving the Sea-to-Sky highway from Whistler British Columbia to Vancouver Airport. I was going to a funeral. The year before, 1994, I went bankrupt. I lost my manufacturing business in Montreal and my home. My husband … Continue reading An Assassination and a Funeral
Writing is not something you choose to do. Writing chooses you. What you decide to do with your gift is up to you. I’ve always lived inside my head. I have a vivid imagination—not just for fiction but for living. I can picture myself on a plane to anywhere, anytime, even right this moment! I … Continue reading What advice would you give to a want-to-be writer?