To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
One day, while exchanging stories with a friend, I mentioned a title that my brother and sister and I had invented, Geronimo's Daughter. That title led to my telling about my grandmother who during her early life was visited by Indians wanting to look at "the white woman with blue eyes" and to see her three little children. No harm ever came to any of them, but I imagined that story into a saga beginning in 1876 and ending in 1947----spinning a tale about Apaches and cavalry, Arizona heroes and bandits, cattlemen, sheepherders and farmers--with stories about Cochise and Mangas Coloradas, Juh, Lozen and Geronimo.
I want to tell really good stories that make readers laugh and cry, offer them a world through a different lens and perhaps leave them with greater insight.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the
It is [the writer's] privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and
pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past.