The Television is off and my computer is on. That means I’m writing. A long walk across the fields of my farm has given me lots of ideas, and I’m now getting them down before I forget. Because believe me, I will. I’m working on my next novel, 'The Doll Maker,' a story about Annie, one of the characters in 'Paper Boats.' In this book, we follow Annie on her journey, which happens at the exact time Otto is on his. It will have all the twists and turns of Paper boats but on a mu
A fan asked me about the significance of the paper boats in my novel of the same name. Without revealing anything as far as the plot is concerned, I can certainly share their importance. The paper boats that Otto and Annie (two characters in the book) made and played with represent the idea of acceptance, a major theme in the book. A simple folded piece of paper brought both children together, Otto, an innocent, playful little boy and Annie, a precocious, astute little girl.