- Award-winning novelist. Also published a Nonfiction reference, Write it Right-Tips for Authors-The Big Book (a combo of two smaller Write It Right eBooks). Published short story anthology, Off Center in the Attic. Pushcart Prize nominee. Winner, Eric Hoffer Book Awards, Finalist, National Indie Excellence Book Awards, former Assoc. Editor- Mississippi Crow magazine and newspaper Columnist. Now working on a long romance and next sequel in the Sara Mason Mystery series (River Bones).
Workaholic Writer, Painter, Photographer
- "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples." ~ Mother Theresa
"A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given to us as raw material, as clay, so that we may shape our art." ~ Jorge Luis Borges
"Novelists... fashioning nets to sustain and support the reader as he falls helplessly through the chaos of his own existence." ~ Fay Weldon
"I'll do my best today so I'll have no yesterday regrets tomorrow." ~ Unknown
""Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"If you can't annoy someone, there's little point in writing." ~ Kingsley Amis
"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it." ~ Rumi
“It is impossible to discourage the real writers—they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write." ~ Sinclair Lewis
"If you're going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow." ~ Louis L'Amour
There is no indigestion worse than trying to eat your own words. ~ Unknown
"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." ~ Albert Einstein
"There are no victims, only volunteers." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
"Knowledge is what you have left when you forget what it is you have learned." ~ Unknown
"A story is not an accumulation of information strung into a narrative, but a design of events to carry us to a meaningful climax." ~ Robert McKee
"Creativity is a commodity and derives its value only in how energy is spent." ~ Me
"You must give up the life you think you should have so you can have the life that's waiting for you." ~ Joseph Campbell
"Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The best comes from them." ~ Rita Levi Montalcini, 100 year old Nobel Prize winning scientist.
"All that I know I learned after I was thirty." ~ Georges Clemenceau.
"The dark places of one's soul are the most frightening places in the universe." ~ Allan W. Azouz, Author, Writer, English Teacher
"A real friend is the truest mirror to your soul. ~ Unknown
"On with the dance... let joy be unconfined." ~ Mark Twain