I’m editing my novel The Secret of Maimonides. It’s a thriller set in modern times, yet digs deep in the past to discover secrets of the Middle East. The story developed as an act of creative … Continue reading >>
I started out writing novels that were based on true stories, but later in life, I began to write and publish poetry. I then became a journalist for several local newspapers and little by … Continue reading >>
I write personal essays and memoir. My essays have won prizes, such as two years in a row from Detroit Working Writers, and I was nominated for a Pushcart in 2015.
My first book, Realizing … Continue reading >>
For years I wrote poetry here and there, publishing one or two in journals and anthologies. My main focus was academic writing, so I spent much of my time in research.
In 1995, I was … Continue reading >>
Helen Peppe's memoir, Pigs Can't Swim, is a pinnacle of family dysfunction: funny, heart wrenching, stupefying and sometimes infuriating. Her parents' insistence on nonsensical rules, old wive's tales … Continue reading >>
Welcome Faye Rapoport DesPres to my What, Why, How Series about creativity!
For much of my creative writing career I have focused on observing life in this time and place and examining … Continue reading >>