I think most writers have themes that run their work, whether they realize it or not.  I know I  have some: life after tragedy, the meaning of home, the role of science and art in creating perception.  But there is a theme which lies off to the side but very much a part of A Clash of Innocents, and that is the theme of war. I have often wanted to write about war, for many reasons. A Clash of Innocents is the closest I’ve been able to come to it so far.  Elizabeth Baines has given me a chance to think and talk about this a bit on her blog today.  I think it makes for some fascinating and, dare I say, important reading. Elizabeth is a very thoughtful person and a very thoughtful writer — thoughtful in all senses of the word.  I’d love for you to read it and let us know what you think, here.

And of course, I have to add this little musical detour. Don’t tell me you’re surprised….