The following samples of creative non-fiction comprise only a partial library of my narrative histories, written generally in third person for commercial publication in online and print magazines, and the more personal “stuff of dreams,” written by me for myself. The latter are in first or third or second person and represent the way I might record for you your personal memories, and the emotion they invoke, of events in your own life. The memories can be happy or sad ones, long or short.
For me, writing down these dream-like memories was both catharsis for my grief, and a way of saying, I love you. I have not forgotten. Or I wanted to express some thoughts I had about a personal experience. Or both. Because the themes are universal, I published them as creative non-fiction.
It doesn’t really matter why you want to get something down on paper; it’s that you need to see it written down, to be recorded, to be remembered.
I can do that for you. In your voice.
- Narrative Histories
- A Calusa Thanksgiving
- A New Nation
- Christmas on Microfilm
- Crossroads in Time
- Flushing Lake Okeechobee
- La Florída, Island in the Ocean Sea
- Mound Key, Silent Monarch
- Prelude to Revolution
- The China Cup
- The Florida Colonies in 1776
- The Most Romantic Town in Florida
- The Slater Saw Mill
- The Tree
- The Origins of our Holidays
- “Mother” —the most beautiful word in any language
- A Postcard to the Universe
- A Storybook World
- Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh! Gaelic for “St. Patrick’s Day Blessing Upon You”
- Dancin’ ‘Round the Sun
- Felicissimus Novus Annus! (Happy New Year!)
- Fort Valentine
- Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?
- Our Infinite Capacity to Love
- Over the Top
- The Best Fathers on the Planet
- The Woman Who Invented Father’s Day
- The Wonder of Us
- To Die For
- Why Cinco de Mayo?
- The Stuff of Dreams