Interview With Writer Deanne Stillman on Words With Writers

Excerpt: “What do you hope readers will take away from this book?  I try not to second-guess readers and I don’t write with that question in mind. But if someone tells me that they responded to the father/son story inside this book, that makes me happy. Or if the material about animals and the role of wilderness in our lives resonates for them, that’s good too. But I’m often surprised by what readers respond to, and when I’m finished with a story, it takes on a life of its own.” For the full interview, click here:...

Deanne Stillman guest posts on CarolineLeavittville.blogspot.com

Excerpt: “In recent months and days, there has been much talk of sexual assaults in the military.  The situation is so dire that there have been Congressional reports, panels, and investigations in all branches of the military.  Recently, even President Obama issued a statement.  Those who commit such acts, he said, should be “prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court-martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged.”   As a result, the Pentagon just fired sixty army troops for violations – and among those let go were recruiters, drill instructors, and, not surprisingly, sexual assault counselors.” For the full guest post, click here:...