Author Archives: David Taylor Johannesen
“A Wife From Scotland” —Fiona Stoute Liddell lives a quiet life as a veterinarian in rural Utah, far away from her scheming Scottish family until she meets Solomon Fairchild, an American rancher from Boston and rescues him from a life … Continue reading
I have written a new novel, “A Wife From Scotland” now in my UK editors’s hands. A marriage between Fiona, a veterinarian from Inverness, and Solomon, an older Utah rancher is filled with serendipity and conflict, eventually resolving quietly in … Continue reading
She took me to the Fine Arts Museum—: I asked of a painting, “What’s it about?” “It’s about itself, keep looking, dear boy: It may have been the artist was in doubt.” We left Boston upon a morning whim, To … Continue reading
E Pluribus Unum, from the Latin, “out of one many” was adopted in 1776 to signify a union of states and federal government. Benjamin Franklin also warned: “We have a republic—if we can keep it.” After 225 years the states … Continue reading
At 70, going on 50, sailing with Senator Warren over Buzzards Bay toward the shallow hills of Falmouth, Massachusetts, I seek a reprieve from phantom candidates posturing in a specious election pitched at halfwits—charlatans, mountebanks—: Hubris & Tyranny!
At a recent book club luncheon in Sunnyvale my readers asked very perceptive questions and made strong suggestions for a movie version of the book: what character to clarify; what scenes to leave out and where the core of the … Continue reading