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"Art is a strange and risky business in which the maker never knows quite what he is making until he makes it." – R.G. Collingwood



The garden too is stuffed with growth and Fall’s last flowers, lush as a gambler throwing his stake into a last-ditch raise, holding cards he’s sure can’t lose.—Henri Bensussen, 2016 Poet


What’s a good story, well told?

A Quest for a Good Story

What makes a story great? Does it ratchet emotions to extremes? Is it perfumed with exotic visuals? Must it always take you to a new place—or at least a place that’s new to you? More

SHR Speaks

Ann Bridges

Ann Bridges is the author of three books: Private Offerings, and Rare Mettle, novels of Silicon Valley, and Kit’s Mine (A Daring California Novel). She is a native of Chicago who fell in love with Silicon Valley while earning her B.S. degree from Stanford University. Settling in San Jose, she embarked on a dynamic career spanning operations, finance, and marketing executive positions in the exploding convergence of the technology, communications, and entertainment industries. The years of intimate business experience Ms. Bridges amassed in the male-dominated world of Silicon Valley is the foundation of her addictive style of intelligent fiction. Her knack for balancing provocative stories, genuine characters, and compelling ethics will appeal to both men and women. You can read more on her website, Visit her Amazon author’s page and her Facebook page, follow her on Twitter, and connect with her on LinkedIn.

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