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Claire’s Visual Journal

I’m creating journal pages for each of the main characters of The Mapmaker, my novel-in-progress. This one is Claire’s. She is Grace’s (my protagonist’s) mother. Claire is pondering a tough decision. These pages help me process what my characters are feeling. I’ve been collecting snippets for several months. This is the first character page. Claire…

All You Need Is

I was married once on September 10. Gosh, we were young, clueless and divorced in ten years, damaged but neither of us broken. Thank God, I got another chance to have a phenomenal, long-running marriage — coming up on 35 years next February. I propped this recycled cardboard card up on Buck’s computer this morning…