A writing retreat becomes a dream come true.

I’ve enjoyed writing retreats for nearly two decades. They vary in quality and are affected by the participants, the comfort of the mattress, the quiet, and access to nature. No matter what problems arise,  the busy world stops, and I focus on writing. Being

Children in Crisis in Gaza

With her permission I’m sharing this recent message from Liz Page, the Executive Director of IBBY International Board on Books for Young Children in Switzerland: For the past five years IBBY has been supporting two children’s libraries in Gaza through