Yearly Archives: 2013

Psychological Fiction and Intra-Family Relationships

Are you interested in psychological fiction involving boundaries in relationships between people, especially intra-family relationships? In my new novel, Boundaries: A Love Story, the subject of boundaries between people and those imposed by society is explored. This fence photograph is

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Revisiting Berkeley Scenes from Boundaries: A Love Story

I recently strolled around north Berkeley with my friend Lois on a sunny Saturday afternoon, revisiting a neighborhood where I lived several years ago. I took photos of some of the places that became settings for a number of scenes in my debut

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Burial Rites: a new novel about murder and capital punishment in 19th century Iceland

Burial Rites is brilliantly written by  Hannah Kent, a 27-year-old Australian author who lived in Iceland as a 17-year-old and later returned to Iceland to research the historical subject matter of the book. It’s the story of an Icelandic woman

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Kissing Cousins

Check out this post on famous cousins in love throughout history. It says that currently 1 in 1,000 marriages in the US are between first cousins. Could that be accurate? What do you think?

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In Lynn Messina’s recent article in the New York Times, “Chained to the Hearth or Warmed by It?” she addresses the issue of motherhood vs. career, a question related to the hotly debated Lean In – Lean Out controversy first named

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Opening scene from Boundaries: A Love Story

The following is the opening scene of my new novel, Boundaries: A Love Story, to be released in Fall 2013: PART ONE PINE TREE ISLAND CAPE COD SUMMER 1980 1 Afraid she’d been forgotten, Kaia Matheson stepped onto the dock

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Bipolar disorder or manic depression is featured in current articles and in my new novel Boundaries: A Love Story, in which a major character suffers from the disorder, which was treated differently in the 1980’s, when the story takes place.

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Leaning Out: Getting off the Treadmill

Taking into account one’s personal life and relationships, along with career aspirations, is a theme that runs through much of my fiction, including my short stories and especially my forthcoming novel, Boundaries: A Love Story.

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21st Century Fiction

Donald Maass in Writing 21st Century Fiction discusses transcending classifications/genres of fiction and focusing on writing compelling fiction. Kate Atkinson’s Case Histories is a good example, blending family history and a mystery. My novel, Boundaries, could be seen as a literary non-genre love story, and the novel I’m currently writing deals with a young female lawyer’s changing values and the theme of motherhood vs. career in a loose, legal thriller framework.

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The Mommy Wars and Boundaries

Stay-at-home mothers vs. mothers with full-time careers; still an ongoing controversy. Read about both sides in More magazine April 2013 issue.

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