Other Writings

When I travel, stories flourish all around me. A few years ago, while on the flight home from St. Bart’s, a speck of France in the Caribbean, I jotted down notes for a short story about an older woman I’d seen on a topless beach. The resulting story, “Mrs. Morrisette,” won Honorable Mention from Writers Digest and Editor’s Choice from Carve Magazine. It was published in Fall 2011 in the Delmarva Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

My as-yet unpublished novel, LITTLE SONG, grew out of several trips to British Columbia. Taking place in a remote town on Vancouver Island, the novel LITTLE SONG tells the tale of a thirty-five year old woman from an outcast American Indian family who convinces her husband to let her roguish ex-husband move in with them for one week.

In 2010, LITTLE SONG won the San Francisco Writers Conference Fiction award (under its original title LIKE A MOONSHINE BRIDGE) for Best Fiction, and the annual Good Reads contest from A Woman’s Write.

You can learn more at my website LITTLE SONG.


  • Rita
    March 8, 2011 - 6:47 pm | Permalink

    This is a very impressive website! I loved reading about your journey with Napoleon and look forward to tracking your adventure here! Thanks for sharing this link with us.
    Fondly, Rita

  • Javed
    January 24, 2012 - 2:14 am | Permalink

    Your blog is quite interseting. I am presently reading JSC Abbot’s book, The life of Napoleon Bonaparte and O’ Meara’s Voice from St. Helena. Napoleon was truly a noble man whose exploits are numerous and unlike Hitler was emroiled in wars not of his own making. Today europe is following in his footsteps and the idea of a unified europe was actually floated by him.

  • mrodenberg
    January 31, 2012 - 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog and hope you’ll sign up for automatic updates. Those are both excellent books. You might also like Vincent Cronin’s Napoleon Bonaparte An Intimate Biography. Some people think it’s biased toward Napoleon, but nonetheless, it provides a highly readable and well-researched overview of his life. Keep in touch!

  • January 12, 2015 - 10:46 am | Permalink

    Hi, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
    overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick
    heads up! Other then that, amazing blog!

  • David
    March 20, 2015 - 12:36 pm | Permalink

    just read Mrs Morisette – its a lovely little story; I really enjoyed it.

    Thank you

  • mrodenberg
    April 26, 2015 - 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Why, thank you, David. I appreciate that and I’m glad that you enjoyed it.

  • BHaddock
    April 1, 2016 - 9:43 am | Permalink

    Your blog and website are fantastic! Working on finishing Vincent Cronin’s book. Amazing biography and a real eye opener to his genius. I think you should start a Napoleon tour.

  • mrodenberg
    April 22, 2016 - 9:00 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the compliment! I’ve gotten a tremendous amount of joy out of these travels and all the research. Please keep coming back for more.

  • Lash Murali
    September 9, 2016 - 7:36 pm | Permalink

    I was absolutely thrilled to find your website from a Smithsonian newsletter on a manuscript of Napoleon coming up for auction. I have been fascinated by Napoleon ever since I read a fictionalised account of Napoleon in Desiree by Anne Marei Salinko. I read that as teenager and have been interested in Napoleon ever since. I am 73 years old now! I have visited all the Napoleonic sites in Paris. My son visited Elba revently.
    Thank you
    Lash Murali

  • mrodenberg
    November 27, 2016 - 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Hello, Lash, thanks for the information about the auction. I didn’t see the newsletter. And as it happens, I didn’t have a spare $250,000 to invest in Napoleon’s manuscript. Those are the very pages I held in my hands, thanks to Mr. Karpeles who allowed me to visit him in Santa Barbara. I’m glad you enjoyed my website.

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