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Tales of Writing + Books + Compassion + Culture + Wagging Tails

Searching for intelligent heartfelt posts about writing, arts, and love by a novelist (tales) that’s fun (happiness) and animal-loving (tails)?

If you enjoy the ideas and sensibility here and on the audio version of this blog, Happiness Between Tails Podcast, you’ll love my novels once they’re published — “Flamenco & the Sitting Cat” and its sequel, “Tango & the Sitting Cat.” They’re my love letters to all who worry that they’re too odd or old, too damaged or whatever, to find happiness with or without a partner.

About da-AL

da-AL with Emmy
My Emmy statuette.

One of my short stories was printed in Verdad. Twice I’ve been granted the honor of attending Literary Women Festival of Authors as an “Emerging Author.”

Since I learned to hold a pencil, I’ve been a writer. My journalism awards include an Emmy (more about that and the video h-e-r-e) and various cable TV ones.

Some of my visual artist was featured in “New Directions in Altered Books,” by Gabe Cyr and California State Long Beach’s literary journal, Rip Rap. (See some of my art h-e-r-e.)

As a visual artist, some of my art is featured in “New Directions in Altered Books,” by Gabe Cyr and California State Long Beach’s literary journal, Rip Rap.)

Some of my childhood was spent in parts of Spain, much of my school years between U.S. coasts. Throughout, I was thrilled to exchange letters with my grandmothers in Argentina and Spain, as well as penpals from the schools I left behind.

My Iranian-American husband and I share a passion for world dance, cuisine, music, travel, animals, and literature. The charming lab-mix dog in the photo keeps me from sitting too long and brooding over commas.

da-Al with youngest black lab mix
The baby of the family..

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How often do I post?

I do my best to publish something new around the middle of every week. Your comments are dear to me, so if I haven’t replied to you within a week, my apologies in advance for what is surely an oversight.

315 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. “Trials leading ti Trails of writing from creativity-to innovation
    is the right path to take to become a verb superb writer
    to a adjective author”

    _-Van Prince

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  2. “Every writer isn’t a poet, but every poet is a writer=to write anything of value turning prose into that-which teaches a lesson to others well learnt is testimony of the gifts that God instilled within you to bring mankind fulfillment redefining civilization.”_-Van Prince

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