I really appreciate you taking the time to explore my website, where you can read excerpts from my novels, screenplays, poetry, and other creative projects.
Unlike most writers whose inspiration comes from reading the work of other fiction writers, I find that I’m more inspired by music and musicians. In my opinion, there isn’t a more personal form of communication and creative expression than music. You’ll find that many of my characters are also heavily influenced by music, and as I’m writing I always imagine the film in my head and the music I want to use for every scene.
I like to put my characters in situations where they are forced to step outside of their comfort zones, push the envelope to achieve their dreams, and never say die when faced with seemingly insurmountable obstacles or overwhelming tragedy. I’m not interested in writing about characters who play it safe and limit themselves based on what society dictates, so you will see that I always try to challenge my characters at every twist and turn.
Featured Poem of the Month
by Kathey Norton
The year in review.
Some gains, some losses.
Struggling to keep my head above water.
Still holding on to some semblance of a dream.
The world swirls around me like crackling leaves right before a wind storm.
I keep trying to tune out the negative voices that grow a little louder this time of year.
Their toxic words echo through my brain like the annoying sound of a clanging church bell,
Or is that the sound of life passing me by?
Always the awareness of so much to do and so little time.
Wanting it all right now.
Trying to live life in the moment,
But finding myself constantly looking ahead or behind.
Another year has almost gone.
New resolutions to make or break.
Still clinging tightly to the joy that circumstance threatens to steal.
I shake the snow off my boots and walk on.