Category Archives: Grief and Loss


I’m often surprised by the number of people who ask me where I get my ideas for novels. To me, they come naturally – life experiences, special people, news stories – ideas are everywhere. For example, the idea for my first novel, … Continue reading

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America – Tarnished But Still Beautiful

For this tenth anniversary of the tragic and world-changing events of 9/11, I’m going to digress a bit from my usual topics. I was watching the NBC special this morning and obviously was very moved by the scenes and memories, … Continue reading

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The Many Faces of Loss and Grief

Autumn Colors is more than a novel. It’s a study of loss, and how people deal with loss. Loss is universal, regardless of age or life condition. There’s Kerry, the main character, whose whole life seems to be about losses … Continue reading

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I’ve been talking with a dear friend recently about “getting over” and “moving on” from the loss of a loved one. Specifically, we discussed the expectations of others on how long it’s reasonable to grieve. Let me start by saying … Continue reading

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