Professor of the Practice and Blackburn Writer in Residence
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Religion and archeology
My travels over the past year have been related to my novel writing: since one of my books deals with mystical/religious themes I have been very interested in visiting certain sites, among them, this past year, Avila, in Spain where St. Teresa experienced several of her more important visions.
In Cuba, I looked into the archeology that is taking place there-- mainly for details that will relate to one of my protagonists; I was also there for a general overview of how the island has changed.
Beautiful Maria of My Soul.
Rights to Beautiful Maria have been sold in 5 countries in 2010.
Editions of Dark Dude were published in several European countries including Germany and Spain.
Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge