The Stonemason’s Secret – Beginning Idea

Medieval carving of minstrel playing drums

“I’ll never write fiction,” I said. “I have no interest in writing fiction and besides, I have no ideas for stories.” This is what I told myself when I started writing two years ago. At the time I was drawn to personal essays, to telling my stories. I wrote and I wrote, pages and pages … Read moreThe Stonemason’s Secret – Beginning Idea

The Stonemason’s Secret – First Revisions

(This post is part of a series on my process of writing, editing and publishing my first book, The Stonemason’s Secret. Though this is the first post published, it is not the first chronologically…because I didn’t think to do this earlier! I’ll add in posts giving what happened from the beginning, and continue with posts … Read moreThe Stonemason’s Secret – First Revisions

A Year In England – November – Beverley, England

Carving of Medieval Minstrel Playing a Harp located in Beverley Minster

November 1988 saw me more settled into the house, the village, and England. There were still plenty of new things going on. The first trip to Scotland was a visit to Edinburgh, St. Andrews and Aberdeen. Thanksgiving was the first holiday I celebrated outside the States. It was a bit surreal to realize that for … Read moreA Year In England – November – Beverley, England