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Alan's novel about the AIDS epidemic will be released on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2020. Click here to read the opening chapter.
Click to read opening chapters of Alan's utopian/dystopian novel (unpublished).
“I’ve often wondered, did anything happen to you at that camp?” his mother asked. “You came back…different.”
Four young people are flying to Tokyo. Each is on a personal quest. Chris is looking for love. Sally is searching for an identity (preferably someone else's.) Jason is seeking a God in whom he doesn't believe. Delia is out to reform the world.
Something horrific happened seventy years ago in the Hargraves House, and in her dying moments, Emily Hargraves realizes that she will be leaving "a terrible legacy."

Foxglove Moments

Reading tracks in snowtime

    These tracks tell me: You are not as alone up here as you think you are....Read More...

Memories out of Season

A Very Serious Child

    I was a very serious child. Everyone agreed. Yes, very serious.Perhaps...Read More...

A Writer's Journal

Why We Write: Susan Orlean

  “I realized that this entire time…my hope to tell along-lasting story, to create something...Read More...

A Northman's Reveries

A Prayer for Today

    Lord, save me from my lower self, from my petty, vengeful, vindictive...Read More...

WordFest News

February WordFest: Words of immigrants passing through life

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Latest Book Review

Deep River

An immigrant story with heart, soul, and lots of sisu We are a nation of immigrants, and of immigrants’ stories. Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn, his...Read More...

Book Chat Update

January 2020 - A chat with Armin Tolentino

January 2020 - A chat with Armin Tolentino Poet Armin Tolentino discusses his poetry and the difference between writing prose and poems with Book Chat host Alan Rose.