The Story Behind Survivors’ Dawn by Ashley Warren

On a sunny day in early 2010, I sat in my parked car, late for an appointment, stunned by an NPR story about sexual predators. I had no idea criminals such as these roamed freely on university campuses. Since then, I’ve paid close attention to the issue. It never goes away, and by all accounts,…

The Story Behind Hello, Agnieszka by Evy Journey

Her breathing deepened and quickened into staccato gasps for breath she tried to control. But she could not. Instead, they overpowered her. The gasps burst out into anguished tears that she had held back too long. Skip a few lines to the next sequence in this scene: Her mother, who had never been able to…

The Story behind ‘April Snow’ by Lynn Steward

I always enjoyed business-related writing and thought a non-fiction self-help book, with life-lessons I learned along the way, would be a fun project.  But, as often happens when you put yourself out there, I discovered another path and took it: I developed a TV pilot about New York in the seventies because, as they say…