Friday, August 29, 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Second Haircut for Robert





a loss of vanity is a small price to pay
considering
I once thought I would go grey
with you

Robert Mercer 
5/30/72-8/27/07



Tuesday, August 26, 2014

this week in our garden

And now the peas are ripe!


Rain Dragon tastes fresh, right-off-the-vine peas for the first time:

She approves!


 and it is a feast of peas:

Monday, August 25, 2014

on my desk monday

I can't enjoy the last bits of the summer sun as I am pegging away at my novel. So, I brought a little sun inside in form of a flower:

Plus, I'm hopingthe presence of flowers while I am writing is good luck.

Friday, August 22, 2014

fortune cookie friday


"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."
- Buddha

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

this week in our garden

The beans are ready to be picked!  Rain Dragon is thrilled at our harvest:



Because there's enough for dinner: 

as well as a separate bunch just for her:



Monday, August 18, 2014

on my desk monday

So, I'm pegging away at the new novel. I've had to elaborate on my scrawled map  from when I was writing Starry River of the Sky so that the geography matches with that book as well as Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.


My big dream is that three books are put in a box set and I can include a beautifully drawn map! But I guess I should really just dream of finishing this book, first...



Friday, August 15, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

this week in our garden

Rain Dragon's plants haven't died but show no signs of flowers:


But there are plenty of vegetables in the other garden, albeit still green and unripe:


But that doesn't stop Rain Dragon from naughtily picking them:


And feeding them to the dragon:










Tuesday, August 12, 2014

wishes that readers don't know they have

Q: Are diverse books really that important? When I was a child, I didn't see (fill in the blank) and I'm just fine!



I attempt to add to Janice's response and answer another question with this post  that I did for The BookPeople in Austin, TX to support their Modern First Library program.

Here is an excerpt: 
...it’s hard to miss something that you didn’t know could’ve existed. In my book, Starry River of the Sky, I write about the legend of the Moon Lady who can grant your most secret wish. It can be a wish so secret that you, yourself, might not even know you have it. But when she grants your wish, when your most secret wish comes true, it is a revelation. 
That is what diverse books are. They are the wishes that many readers don’t know they have. They are for the readers who finally see themselves...
Read the rest HERE!