My short story, "Reflections in Blue Water", was just published at the Blue Lake Review. This is probably the most mainstream story I've written, but I'm proud of it. Enjoy! RB
Whenever I travel by road, especially on the Interstate Highways, I find my mind wandering into the landscape that passes by the windows. You’ve seen those long empty stretches, no exits, no towns or cities nearby, just endless thickets of trees or acres of rolling fields. I often wonder what it would be like to… Continue reading Highway Thoughts
Here we are - a new start in a new year. I’m not one for making resolutions for the new year. I think it’s good to have goals, but I don’t like to use the new year as a benchmark. Some goals are easier than others, so some can be achieved quickly (then you’re done)… Continue reading Happy New Year – 2019
Now that the seasons are changing, I thought it would be a good time to update the look of my website. The last theme has been active for just over a year and I was tired of it. I think the site now looks cleaner and more professional. Hope you like it, as well. RB
The hardest part of being a writer, especially a novice writer, is dealing with rejection. It’s something we know we have to face and we try to prepare, but when that response arrives from the editor or publisher or agent, it still hurts. There’s no getting around that. I’ve been writer professionally for almost twenty-five… Continue reading Rejection
Mr. Roth is one of those authors I've known about but never had the opportunity to read. I had heard of some of his novels: Portnoy's Complaint, American Pastoral, Ghost Writer, along with his most famous (and recurring) character, Zuckerman. I've read of the controversy, the claims of antisemitism, the accusations of misogyny, but as… Continue reading Philip Roth
Site crash, lost files, my bad. Getting things back up and running now.