The Story Behind ‘Butterfly Waltz’ by Jane Tesh

Metamorphosis             This story happened, as all my stories do, with finding just the right name and colors for my characters. Once I have that settled my characters come alive, start talking, and I write down what they say.  I don’t know how to explain it.  I’m just amazingly grateful. Butterfly Waltz, which I originally…

The Story Behind Chemo on the Rocks by Rebecca L. Durkin

There were many factors that influenced my decision to write Chemo on the Rocks, and the story evolved over time. I didn’t begin writing it until the year 2000, fifteen years after my original diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer. In 1985 I was a new 24-year-old bride just setting up my humble home in Ketchikan, Alaska.…