The Inside Out of Peace

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In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia unites her family, and in doing so, she learns that happiness isn’t possible without peace, and that internal peace isn’t possible without having peace in one’s outer world.

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The New Dark Ages

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“Happiness…come(s)…as a result of learning” Aristotle Paradoxically, the dawn of the information age with all of its technological advances has contributed to the new dark age in which we live. It’s easy to become

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Technology Blues

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Technology and its impact on people isn’t a theme of my first novel, Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, as the protagonist, Silvia is a Luddite who prefers “vinyl records to CD’s, print books to e-books, and paintbrushes

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The Drive to be Happy

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Protagonists in both of my novels are driven by their desires to find happiness. In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees, Silvia is motivated to unite her family by her desire for peace.  She wants to make peace within her family and to save

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Finding Happiness

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Finding happiness is a theme that runs throughout my novels and short stories. When characters search for happiness, they make important realizations about life and how to live it.  In Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees,  Silvia learns

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