Out of the black hole
The past two years have been difficult for me... moving from our home of 12 years to a new community and my marriage finally collapsing have made writing, involvement in the community, even daily living tough. The past year (plus a few months) was the most difficult, and I pulled into myself in ways that were not always helpful, though they did get me through the worst of it. I hope now to reach back out and establish a new normalcy. Hopefully in the days ahead, I can look back over this past year, and analyze some of what happened, perhaps to help other from falling into the black hole that I did.
On the more positive front, I have a story in a new book -- A Mosque Among the Stars. The story is sort of Amistad meets the flying Dutchman. I spent an inordinate amount of time researching for it (ah, the downfall of us research lovers and the easy accessibility of the internet - you can get sucked into hours and hours and hours of unnecessary research, but, oh! it's so interesting!!). It was definitely a blast to write. You kind find out more about the book here