A sad day

We lost a very dear friend today. Fernando Boiadeiro was a rancher and a savvy businessman. Everyday he brought home ice cream to his wife, Tuta. He told long, detailed, sometimes bawdy stories. He gave each of his cows a…

Country Mouse in the Big City

I recently traveled to New York to attend my dear friend’s wedding, take part in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and to do a little book promotion. The paperback version of The Seamstress is officially in stores! First, I was…

Check out my story on fiftytwostories.com

Fiftytwostories, great website dedicated to the short story, has decided to feature one of mine: “The Drowned Woman.” The site features one previously published short story each week. Please go to www.fiftytwostories.com to check it out.

Why “The Art of Waiting”?

Why “The Art of Waiting”? Because life on a farm is about waiting: waiting for coffee cherries to ripen; waiting for pigs to go into heat, to gestate a new brood, and then to give birth; waiting for the rains;…