“I’ve read two of the shorts in this collection and will read more. DCL is a wonderful writer who understands love in its many shades, and brings thought to light stories and fun to deep stories. Both works were a delight to read.
“I also appreciated the thoughtful indication of relative heat and subject matter that made it easy to pick stories for the place I was.
“I loved READING THE SIGNS immediately. Twenty-three-year-old linguist Theo De Jong meets mature Alfonso Grossman while studying for six weeks in New Mexico. The story is a beautiful example of a simple thing done exceptionally. There was a heartfluttering romance between delightful people and essentially no angst. The bright New Mexico setting, the careful way the men spoke in various languages including ASL and Dutch sign language. It all added layers to the charm and chemistry of the characters. Highly recommended.
“I was also caught up in BORN OF FIRE from the first paragraph. The story is both fascinating and fantastic but has this deeply practical voice and is loaded with gloriously level-headed humans. A beautiful story. …”