March 14, 2019

Preparing for my author event at Bikram Yoga Riverdale this Saturday, I'm reflecting on how yoga helps my writing.

Yoga is a moving meditation. It allows me to focus on breathing and poses for 90 minutes during which I become calm. When my mind wanders, I practice “brea...

April 10, 2018

One week to go and a new version of my play, Swimming Up the Sun, will be shown to the world. Anticipation, curiosity, focus--okay, alright--fear describe how I feel as I enter the chute. A play reading is for the playwright to hear, see, and feel the work stand up in...

October 2, 2017

A pro-adoption belief that people who are infertile are entitled to raise the disadvantaged offspring of the poor. By “infertile,” I mean either physically infertile or because of circumstances like being single or in a same-sex relationship.

The pro-adoption narrative...

October 1, 2017

My first novel, Adamson's 1969, the coming-of-age story of a Englishman in America, will be published next year. For long-form works such as full-length plays or novels, the subject often chooses the writer, not vice versa.

I began 1969 so long ago, I don't recall the m...

October 30, 2013

This award-winning PBS documentary by Jean Strauss about adult adoptees searching for their roots will surely move and entertain you. Join us for the DC-area screening on Sunday, Nov. 17, 10:30 am at Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd., Greenbelt, MD, followed by a d...

November 12, 2012

A new anthology from the British Association of Adoption and Fostering called Chosen - Living with Adoption will launch this Friday, November 16, 2012, in the UK. Fifty contributors include comedian Joy Carter, award-winning writer Catherine Chanter, novelist and short...

August 19, 2012

Apippa Publishing Company published its second title this week. It's an extraordinary war novel, BLOOD CHIT, by Grady Smith. I'm so proud to publish this moving work. The host of WPFW's Raucous Caucus calls the book  "incredible" and "definitive." You can listen to an...

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