As the only daughter of her
parents, Bronwyn enjoyed a privileged position as a child. The wealth of her
family wrought a degree of comfort that not many Tamarians enjoyed, enabling
her to experience a carefree childhood. Since her three brothers were all much
older, she spent most of her time...
Ideas are invisible. Ideas are intangible, but they have real impact whenever we act on them. I grew up in a deeply racist household. My mother, who came from a little town in Brasil, carried the prejudices of her own upbringing into mine. In my mother’s homeland many people have dark skin. Hers, in fact, is quite...
While the title of this post may sound a bit pretentious, nothing about the way I write novels approaches the way I compose for a post-graduate class. I don't start with the archetype and draft a plan. Writing stories is much more organic and subconsciously processed than is the case when I pen a thesis.
I’ve been performing for as long as I can remember. Standing
in front of large crowds and being in the spotlight doesn’t intimidate me.
I can recall singing onstage during a performance of Der
Rosencavalier at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,
seeing all the faces of a packed house and thinking, “Wow! All...
I feel a restless desire to instigate revolution, a change in the way people think. While I really enjoy storytelling, sparking that sense of self-reflection lies at the core of what motivates me to write. I put words on paper believing that my readers will be different after my work has been read