Happy belated Autumnal Equinox. I am several days late with this video, but I hope you will forgive me. It has been in the upper 80s and even reached 90F these past few days, so it has not yet felt Autumnal. The leaves are changing here in New York State, and the nights are cooling nicely, even in the past few days, so I have hope. I have also broken my pattern of always posting a Vivaldi piece for the season. If you miss Vivaldi, check the tags, and you will find all Four Seasons.
I am the youngest of four children, raised in the old-fashioned Irish-American way. I suspect my mother encouraged me to write from an early age to keep me out of her hair, although she may have regretted the decision when my teachers began to call about the controversial stories I was writing. Thus I began my career of butting heads with the good sisters at my Catholic elementary school, and ended it by leaving high school for college with no diploma. I wear my high-school dropout badge rebelliously and proudly.
In college, I became fascinated with the Middle Ages, which was described as a “starry night” by one of my professors. So began a trek through languages and legends that informs my narrative non-fiction and historical fiction, as well as my blogs.
I love feedback and enjoy discussing ideas. I have an accountability blog for the Round of Words in Eighty Days entitled Leavekeeping; I write a blog on literary history, intellectual history, and the history of words entitled Lapidary Prose. I'm on Twitter and Facebook; my email is email@example.com.
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