“Tree of Lives” – a Haunting Memoir

“Tree of Lives” – a Haunting Memoir By Elizabeth Garden Looking back at the little cottages, Ray the Recruiter considered the families still asleep or just waking up inside each one, their inhabitants unconsciously engaged in the act being happy — at least what he considered to be happiness. It was so simple. How could […]

Hope & Despair – A Novel

Hope & Despair – A Novel By Roman Payne A feast of sensuality, Payne’s third epic novel narrates the story of the beautiful young Nadja, and her brooding lover Nikolai, as the two come of age in a springtime garden. When their world of earthly delights fades with the dying season, the two are exiled […]

Program of Economic Reactivation for the Benefit of the People, 1980 (Bi- lingual English/Spanish)

The Program is not the work of one person. Nor solely of a political party for partisan purposes. It was the work of 200 people commissioned by the revolutionary Government of National Reconstruction to create a plan for the post-Somoza world. Bilingual English/Spanish. Set in the 1970s and 80s, the novel portrays a rich cast […]

Nicaragua Way

Set in the 1970s and 80s, the novel portrays a rich cast of characters, who move between San Francisco’s arts-activist community and Nicaragua, building support for change in the shadow of the U.S. undeclared wars in Central America. NOTES: Prices and availability may change without notice.  Please verify that the transaction is still available before […]

Tree of Lives – a Tree Sculpture

By. Elizabeth Garden Tree of Lives “Ruth tapped a tiny nail through a hole in the stem of a six-inch metal leaf, securing it to a handsome mahogany backboard. The leaf has someone’s name engraved on it, the last leaf, for now, to be affixed to her missing husband’s brass tree that dominated eighteen feet of […]

Tree of Lives – #MeToo

By. Elizabeth Garden Raymond Spang, on his knees and in shock, finally had an explanation for his situation. He was a killer. An insane killer. Obviously he was mentally ill. After all, he had a damaged brain and had been committed to an insane asylum before he escaped. But now he had no physical brain at […]

Tree of Lives – a haunting memoir

Author: Elizabeth Garden What is it about oppression that is not only perpetuated throughout a lifetime, but is passed down like grandmother’s silver? Now that she was a grandmother, Ruth Thompson had a wincing awareness of the false history rewritten by her oppressors and believed by their kids and this bothered her. Growing up, the […]

Giacomo Casanova: Profile of one of history’s greatest memoirists

Soldier, spy, diplomat, writer, adventurer, bon vivant… chiefly remembered from his autobiography, which has established his reputation as the most famous erotic hero. Casanova’s memoirs are a fascinating (albeit unreliable) account of his adventures with 122 women – according to his own counts – but they also provide an intimate portrait of the manners and […]

Drop Of Free Water

The paragraphs below were prepared as part of an upcoming Writers’ Workshop led by Roman Payne, author of The Wanderess .  The seven-day workshop will be held on a 48-foot luxury sailing yacht based on the Adriatic Sea, Split, Croatia as Gold One sails the amazingly beautiful Dalmatian Coast.  [For more information:] Character Development – […]

In 2016, Literary and Fine Art Still Pay Good Money

By Julie Sevigny Novelist and poet, Roman Payne, gives hope to lovers of literature Imagine the world when Literature was central to everyone’s lives.  In the 19th Century, the father would read Shakespeare (or “The Book of Revelation,” or Edgar Allen Poe) to their families at night.  It’s sad to think that in 2016, the […]