barry lopez

Light Action in the Caribbean by Barry Lopez

Barry Lopez, born January 6, 1945, is an American author of fiction and nonfiction. He has published nine works of fiction and seven nonfiction including Of Wolves and Men, a National Book Award finalist. The San Francisco Chronicle has described him as “the nation’s premiere nature writer.” His fiction draws heavily upon his knowledge and…

linda hogan

Power by Linda Hogan

Linda Hogan is a Chickasaw poet, novelist and essayist, a professor at the University of Colorado. She has won numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, an NEA grant and an American Book Award. She has published three books of poetry, four of fiction, a play and a work of non-fiction. She was born in 1947…

karen0004

Nourishing the Creative Palate

My favorite author for writers is Natalie Goldberg (Writing Down the Bones, Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life). She tells writers to give themselves “permission to be lousy” so that they might free themselves from the demands of the internal editors that block the flow of the creative process. By freeing yourself from an internal…