To Follow the Water

I just attended a talk given by the author (Melissa Faye Green) of a book that describes the unbelievably tragic AIDS orphan situation in Africa. And I left inspired. What?! Yes, inspired – the author vividly paints a picture of what’s become a dire situation in a way that incorporates humor and hope. This kind of writing is rare and wonderful. Our favorite Carl Safina who wrote Song for the Blue Ocean is capable of the same writing style. As a writer, interacting with authors who have this unique skill puts stars in my eyes – and hopefully ideas in my brain so that one day my writing will become as evocative and compelling. Continue reading