To me, writing, music, and photography have a lot in common. While there are readily apparent differences in the art forms, like most things artistic, the works convey a lot about their creator, revealing their beliefs, feelings, attractions—and, if you look closely enough, their motivations to create.
Though this is my author’s website, I thought a few photographs might offer some background for my literary work. So here are some scenes of my hometown(s), the ocean, the multitudes in summer, winter’s isolation, a visual tour of some of the forces that nourish my creativity. If you’ve read The HomePort Journals, you’ll recognize some places that are shown on the map and made their way into that book: The Breakwater, Long Point, the Moors. . . That’s not the only time a place has influenced a story: A Book of Revelations has one, (“Last Chance”—also published as a novella) that was the result of a sailing trip to the Bahamas, while “Curtain Call” takes place in my home-away-from-home, South Beach. The glamor of that city is contrasted by “Even In Death,” which could only take place in off-season Provincetown, the drama capital of the world.
I hope these images enhance your reading experience or encourage you to take a closer look.