My speech about the writing of Secrets is already prepared. Its title: How to Write a Novel in 27 Years! Here from the dedication: “Particular thanks go to James Jones (From Here to Eternity). At a highly critical point in my writing career (if publishing a gothic-romance can be called a writing career), I was privileged to step behind the scenes with a ‘real’ writer. [Writing classes at Florida International University]. Catlin is my creation modeled on James Jones, and mine alone. Like all fiction it is truth, truthful lies and truth bent to get effects you want. I tried to be entertaining and educational.” Argentine Journal is the first novel (and poetry in this case) of what will be four books in this series: Secrets is the second novel of the Secrets Trilogy. The third is Wolf World and the fourth is A Free Woman (work-in-progress).