to LIFE BEYOND BOOKS
I’ll begin with a confession: for many years, life for me was about books. Reading. Writing. Editing. Self-editing. Getting published.
Then, one day. . .or maybe it was one year. . .or one decade. . .
A close friend died, suddenly and without time to say good-bye.
Before I had time to recover, my father slipped away. My mother declined, raged against the dying of the light, and finally found her peace. Then my partner’s mother–one day vibrant and alive at 95, and gone the next.
And I realized: Life’s not about publishing. It’s about living. It’s about loving the people around you. It’s about leaving something important behind–not cash assets or publishing credits, but a legacy of kindness and passion and purpose.
- An affirmation of the enduring value of good writing
- A platform for discussion about books and writers
- A forum to bring writers and readers together
- An opportunity to explore the connections between fiction and philosophical/spiritual truth
Come join me. Let’s spend some time together. Let’s talk about what has been meaningful to us in life, and where we find that meaning in fiction.
Ask questions. Raise issues for discussion. And if you discover something of value here, by all means share it. Text it, Tweet it, Facebook it. Let others know.
Open the gate. Find yourself. Find your truth.
In books. In life. In Life Beyond Books.