True Stories of a Picture Book Maker

True Stories of a Picture Book Maker

By Patricia Keeler   A Wannabe I sat on the bed and put my feet up on the bathtub. Something was tapping on the window. But the glass was painted over, so I didn’t know what. I’d made it to the tiny New York apartment of a friend of a friend of a friend. I...
A Man Called Angus

A Man Called Angus

By Michael Laser Recently, I learned, to my great surprise, that a story I wrote has become an international bestseller. Nearly three million copies have been sold, and translations are forthcoming in dozens of languages. A movie version opened in the U.S. a few...
Names: Clues to Character

Names: Clues to Character

By Lenore H. Gay In my novel Shelter of Leaves, character names carried meaning. An excerpt from the prologue: “Beside her swimming pool, Elaine closed her eyes against the sun. She imagined a drifting boat flanked by trees; crimson, marigold and burnt sienna leaves...