9/11 tagged posts

Cover Redesign

Well, I’ve been talking about it for about a year, getting input from folks on Goodreads and within my writing group at the time. As is often the case, I’d work on it for a bit, consider some ideas and play around looking for images but ultimately it would get swept aside by other events.

Thankfully, my in-house graphic designer has a bit more initiative than I do. She took it upon herself to come up with a new cover on her own and it looks great. Very eye catching and reflective of the city that lives and breaths in my novel.

Here is the link on AMAZON.

Here is my graphic designers WEBPAGE.

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Under Mourning Skies

I wrote this in conjunction with my novel Scattered Debris.  In the novel, the poet Ezra Finch composed this in the days after 9/11.  Ezra, I think, is much more gifted at poetry so I’d like to leave his version to imagination of the reader of the novel.


Under Mourning Skies

Under mourning skies of grey
A silence of falling tears
Echo in these man-made canyons
Emptiness rumbles like thunderheads
Swollen with anger and pain
And waiting to explode with blinding flashes
Filling the scars with floodwaters

Under mourning skies of grey
The ghosts of memory remain
Loitering in the ruined rift of time
shadows in the dust cloud that roiled
Along empty streets and settled amongst us
Phantoms refusing to be washed away
By last memory imaginings

Under mourning skies of grey
We look up to see noth...

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