Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?
North South, A short story collection carries the theme of diaspora -- the dispersion of our country's culture beyond its regions. Just a few decades ago it was unusual for families to move outside their family hometown. Today, families are all across the country and world. It brings the need to feel our roots and remember what made us who we are. It immerses us in the worlds of others and we put on new facets of being -- become the old and the new. Ultimately, our children and their children become the bearers of these roots, roots deeply bored and those reaching out for new waters.