Today was one of those amazing fall days I wish could last for weeks. The sky was threatening snow, the wind made you lean just a little, and the cold inspired my first real desire for hot chocolate since last winter. On days like this I love sitting on a bench by the East River or in Central Park with a notepad, a hot chocolate (or coffee), and nosh on a snack while I jot down ideas.
PROLOGUE: A BLACK CONDOR DIPPED her featherless head and flapped her wings, straining for height. Another vulture drifted in front of her, forcing the condor to climb higher in the crowded wheel of circling birds. The condor struggled, her body weak from having little to eat over the past month. The sun had yet to… Read more »