NO MORE EMPTY SPACES

a novel

by D. J. Green

Now Available  |  She Writes Press

“ Green’s prose is tender and keenly observant . . . . A fascinating and frequently moving novel of family and geology.”
     —Kirkus Reviews

Red or Green

Not red or green chile. Though I could wax poetic about our spicy and savory New Mexican cuisine, I’ll save that for another day. And not gift wrap, though perhaps some of you are untying red or green ribbons for Christmas. But red or green, or yellow, pink, blue,...

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Notes From the Other Side…

Notes From the Other Side…

…of the bookstore counter. This is my tenth holiday shopping season as a bookseller, at locally-owned independent Bookworks in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It also happens to be my first as a partner in the shop. On January 1, 2023, Bookworks changed hands, and is now a...

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Giving Thanks & Holding Hope

Giving Thanks & Holding Hope

In the few quiet moments this week, I find myself … I was going to continue that sentence, but the pen in my hand simply hovered over the page, stopped by I don’t know what… And unlike me, I heeded the pause. Finally, I decided—a period after ‘myself’ was the best end...

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Gneiss Life

Gneiss Life

[For my non-geological readers—gneiss is pronounced nice] In March of 2019, during my term as the Richard H. Jahns Lecturer, I had the honor of speaking at the Seattle Science Center for their Science in the City series. The Q&A following my talk wound up with a...

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Simple Joys

Simple Joys

I’m not sure why the simplest joys in my life, some very present and others in memory, are what I am reflecting on today, perhaps because there is so much that is complex and troubling to read and think about in the wider world right now. I often write of balancing...

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T Minus Six Months!

T Minus Six Months!

For this writer, the last leg of the long journey to getting my first novel into readers' hands has begun. NO MORE EMPTY SPACES will be published by She Writes Press on April 9, 2024. Pretty exciting! What’s also exciting is that it’s available NOW for pre-order...

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Balancing Act

Balancing Act

It was 2:52 a.m. and I was lying awake, orchestrating the next three days and seven hours (roughly the time between then and when we would pull into the ferry line). I was planning, hour by hour, the time I had to finish getting my sailboat, Kagán, put to bed for her...

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The Summer of… Purple Martins

The Summer of… Purple Martins

It seems that each summer, one creature or another comes to us in a way that defines the sailing season. That the wind and weather, the landscapes and seascapes, and their inhabitants distinguish one day from another aboard delights me. I remember—2007 was the summer...

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Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

I love when a fellow sailor pauses on the dock to tell me what a beautiful boat we have. Kagán, however, is not only beautiful, she is also a great sailing, and liveaboard, vessel. But that doesn’t happen without a lot of work behind the scenes. The last few weeks...

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Going with the Flow–Literally

Going with the Flow–Literally

Visiting with a New Mexico friend before leaving the Land of Enchantment for parts north, and the sailing season on Kagán, she asked me how we decide where to go. The answer is that sometimes there are places we need to be on particular dates, and sometimes we have a...

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Geologists study the earth and the processes that shape it. Writers study the human heart and the processes that shape it. The GeologistWriter builds a bridge between the two. Come across it with me!

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