My first novel, The River in Winter, was published in 2009. I'm working on my second novel, The Wide Night Sky. I live in South Carolina with my partner and our cranky Jack Russell terrier. I like cake. Pancakes, too. Pancakes are good.
If you need no recognition and no serious bank account, you can do whatever you love to do, every day for the rest of your life. No strings attached. I am amazed at how little we actually need in this world to live a happy and meaningful life. I am also amazed at how the things we own can actually inhibit and restrict us from feeling happy and doing meaningful things.
I realised the amazing power of literature and of the human imagination generally: to make the dead live and to stop the living from dying.– Ivan Klíma (via writersrelief)
Saturn’s hexagon is a persisting six sided cloud pattern around the north pole of the planet. It is created by a band of upper-atmospheric winds, and the sides of it are about 13,800 km (8,600 mi) long, which is longer than the Earth’s diameter. There’s a hurricane swirling within the hexagon.
(Images by the Cassini spacecraft)