Richard Alther, Author

“In my professional painting career, over a number of years I sold several hundreds of paintings at galleries from London and Montreal to Vermont and California. They slid down easily, watercolor and oil landscapes or waterscapes barely defined, very impressionistic, which I came to realize was a way to express my world view before writing fiction. ..the view that places healing, calming, restorative nature above the flak of modern life. This spirit is very much at the soul of ROXIE & FRED.”

~ Richard Alther

“Readers will enjoy the warm-hearted celebration of this zesty old woman savoring the hell out of her final years.”

~ Judith Viorst, journalist and bestselling author of

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I wrote my upcoming novel, Bedside Matters, to come to grips with my own mortality, but also as a caregiver to my beloved partner, Ray, who passed on last week. I'm heart-broken, but also touched by the support and love from family and friends during this time. ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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As #Covid19 continues to sweep the globe, the subject of end-of-life planning is fraught w/ judgment. @DeathwDignity is a national org that both provides an option for dying individuals & works to stimulate nationwide improvements in end-of-life care.

I wanted to share this essay I've written on Medium. Thoughts and feedback are invited.

Writers and artists in our local, national, and international communities are particularly impacted during this time of uncertainty, so I wanted to share this list of resources @poetswritersinc:
#BookCommunity #authorslife #weareinthistogether

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