EVEN WHEN I THINK about it in advance and plan for it, I tend to forget this central fact about my ficton: Gabrielle Francesca “Dolly” East made The Leap from a free-floating anima to a fully-integrated soul inhabiting a human body — in short, she was born — today 19 years ago, February 14, 1998.
Shortly thereafter, I wrote this novel, detailing the first twelve hours of Dolly’s life.
Check it out. Buy it, if you are so moved. Enjoy it. I am certain you will.
Happy Valentine’s Day. As Niel Finn of Crowded House put it: I don’t pretend to know what you want, but I offer love.