It seems like an eternity ago, but at the beginning of this month I made good on a couple of promises to myself: to start taking my fiction seriously, and to visit Taos. Luckily, both converged at a nexus that involved my cousin Sean Murphy, who with his wife Tania Casselle is living the writer’s life that I’ve always dreamed, spending days in the desert sun in a remote conservation area spinning yarns for your reading pleasure.
Sean and Tania run regular writer’s workshops (in fact, they met at one), and I attended “Writing from the Ground Up,” with a great group of go-getters. The landscapes, the teachers, and the camaraderie in the group inspired. It all went by too fast. I’m pleased to report that, although my volume of work is overwhelming, I am taking time to write, and am getting together with fellow writers to share. It feels right. This is Sean with the Rio Grande Gorge in the background. Go check out his website. His books are great, not to mention award-winning!