I want to understand why people do what they do. I try to watch carefully and describe as best I can what I see. Usually this means delving into the ordinary: a mother’s grief, a widow’s shift, an artist’s aphasia. It means addressing unacknowledged fractures between races, genders, generations.
I am also interested in human intersection with the natural world. In my stories, an animal might change the course of a soul’s consciousness. Or their trajectory.