Paper Plate Novels

The name 'Paper Plate Novel' came one sunny late-July day when my daughter was relaxing on a boat dock in a pond, writing away on a paper plate, the only thing she could find. With her permission, I've grafted my own version of the term. To me, paper plate novels are part whimsy, part contemplation. They are the short bits of 'soul matter' that demand to be recorded, whether in the middle of the night, or the middle of a pond, when only a paper plate is available.