Both Doris and Alleda developed physical strength, courage and confidence battling the waves on the beaches at Newport.
Blog Posts on Writing and Authors
My relief in learning that “The Silver Swan” will be published next June prompts me to rejoice like old-time newspaper editors when the daily edition was put to bed.
Changing the title of my biography of Doris Duke, especially after more than six years of work, is a big deal.
Great athletes inspire. This is not something I have always known.
I am blessed—and have been for six long years—in being given the responsibility of writing Doris Duke’s biography.
Artists use all the material our lives deliver to us–but the professional cost can be very high.
Now that writers are abjured not to write in dialect, we may be losing a connection to an older source than standard English.
I’m annoyed at the concert of writing in newspapers, magazines and books that claim that women don’t really want to work.
Certainly my methods of research are sometimes unorthodox… but I am not saddled with the literal-minded over-reliance on facts that a PhD sometimes confers.
I know Doris Duke would have enjoyed seeing the statue of a little girl confronting the bull of Wall Street.