I'm a sensitive soul with particular needs; even more so when I need to create, when I want to create. In fact, when I'm feeling like the world is just too noisy (maybe my mind is also just too noisy?)I struggle to fight the fears I am sensitive to. I am not able to churn out thousands of words in one sitting, perhaps the coffee shop isn't right, the background noise is just slightly that pitch higher than what I can ignore. Maybe I didn't wake up in the right way, the mornin
I can't stress how much I have resisted buying an e-reader ever since they came onto the market for the first time. I'll always love a real book more than an electronic one and the reasons go way beyond the fact that a physical book smells glorious when it's new and feels wonderful in the hands, but I had to do something about the overweight luggage I am carting around the world. When Norman and I started planning our trip, we made a list of all the usual essentials to take w
November was a busy month, what with the launch of my book, The Other World, It Whispers, a trip to Ireland and many goodbyes and gatherings with friends and family. I didn't get to read much this month as I was just so busy, but I stole a few stories from the complete collection of Zora Neale Hurston's shorts, which helped keep the fires burning. Reads: "The Complete Stories" by Zora Neale Hurston "Rise Sister Rise" by Rebecca Campbell The songs I wanted to put on repeat thi
Rifling through a second-hand bookshop as I often do when looking for unique inspiration, I stumbled upon this lovely little book, "Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook (1904). I opened the book to a random page and found illustrations of Native Americans, Native myths and Native words - 'The Great Spirit' - the words that warm my heart the most. The Great Spirit is referred to as the very essence of everything, The ALL, Source, Prime Creator - any name for the ultimate divine.