William Faulkner once said that writing was his meat and his drink, or something similar to that. Well, stories are my meat and my drink, whether I am writing them or reading them. I am fascinated by the power of stories, and try to convey their power through writing and speaking and teaching. Sometimes I…

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Last night, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to a book club in Allen, Texas, where the topic of discussion was my first novel, Holy Water. We had a delightful evening of good food, a little wine, and lively conversation about my book. I love hearing from readers, who bring their own perspective…

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