Howard Justinian has always had to fight for his freedom. Because he was born blind, everyone is always trying to shelter him, but he’s determined to live his life on his own terms.
There are times as a writer when you are hit by an idea that really knocks your socks off. When that happens, you get down on your knees and thank your lucky stars. Stranded was that kind of story for me.
Former model Brent Phillips now works the other side of the camera. He makes his money on senior portraits but wants to create an art exhibition. His only problems are lack of a central image and a three-week deadline.
Last October I was at a conference with a friend, Hope. I had finished a novel and was looking for an idea. At the conference I attended a seminar on storytelling and the leader quoted Henningway’s answer to the challenge to tell a story in as few words as possible. His response was “For sale, baby shoes, never worn.” I was fascinated with the idea and after talking it over with Hope the entire ride home, I began this story.