Froma Bird's Eye View

By Raven West

Author Archive: Raven West

USA/VCSTAR StoryTellers Project: A Hanukkah Miracle for Modern Times

The night before the Borderline murders and fires in my hometown of Thousand Oaks, I was one of the storytellers for the Holiday and Families theme for the USA/VCStorytellers project along with six other storytellers. My story, “A Hanukkah Miracle for Modern Times” is about the first night of Hanukkah 20 years ago when the …

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You’ve Got to Sweat the Small Stuff

The other night, my fourteen year old daughter and I, had a fierce argument. Nothing unusual for a teenager to disagree with a parent, however this wasn’t the usual difference of opinion about keeping her room clean, or staying out past curfew. This was about my reaction to her new tenth grade World History textbook …

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History of an Unpublished Novel

It started with a title, which became an idea, which became a story, which became a manuscript, then became a book. Red Wine for Breakfast is the most published novel you’ve never heard of. The novel has had three agents, been optioned for a movie, has five publishers and was one of the very first …

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