Thank you to everyone who helped me get to the Desk, I sincerely appreciate your support, your critical ideas, and your enthusiasm. Thanks so much!
"The difference between the almost-right word and the right word is really a large matter. It's the difference between the lightning and the lightning bug." -- Mark Twain
PLEASE NOTE: The Existence Game is Fiction. My MC, Alex, is not me. She's a fictitious character. I based some of the situations Alex finds herself in on situations in my life, and/or the lives of some of my friends, but this is not a memoir. Thanks for reading.
Bio.... I am 56, happily married, two grown children, in addition to writing, I practice Aikido. We share our home and our lives with two wonderful dogs and two equally wonderful cats. The two fish are a mystery.
Wishing everyone a wonderful publishing deal.
Happy reading and writing,
WITH REGARD TO MY NOVEL ---
"Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte." -- Blaise Pascal
(Translation: "I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter." From "Lettres Provinciales" 1657 (356 years ago, some things never change.) This, to me, is one of the greatest challenges - to say a lot with as few words as possible. In my case, in the case of The Existence Game, it's not a lack of time to work on it, it's an inability to recognize what needs to be culled. Therefore I am most grateful to those who have offered their suggestions in this area (except, of course, the fellow who thought I ought to toss the whole thing in the garbage... Oy.)
Too many to list --
(At one point I had over 100 books listed, took them all down, it was ridiculous)
Very diverse interests including fiction and non-fiction. Among my all-time (possibly not spelled correctly) favorites -- J.R.R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Barbara Kingsolver, Anne McCaffrey, Roger Zelazney, Orson Scott Card, C.S. Lewis, Kathryn Stockett, Harper Lee, Anne Fadiman, Rebecca Skloot, Sue Monk Kidd, Joanne Greenberg, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Jack London, Cynthia Rylant, many more....
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