“Tonight on Main” is part of my living collection of short stories “Glass Flowers” (C). The stories are set mostly in the Midwest. They were inspired sometimes by my friends, my co-workers, complete strangers and my family.
The heroes are usually fragile like my hand blown glass flower that my daughter Emma Palova gave me during our tour of Czech Republic in 2006. The glass flower inspired the name of the short story anthology.
Screenwriter Emma Palova on one of the scenes from “Riddleyville Clowns” (c) set in Midwest.
As I continue to work on the immigration saga “Greenwich Meridian,” (c) I am also extracting elements from the novel into a screenplay.
I came across some interesting files from former Czechoslovakia that definitely inspire my visual side.
I really like the Hawkins Chamber of Commerce site as it helps me in my research for my novel “Greenwich Meridian” about the Konecny family immigration saga. My dad professor Vaclav Konecny taught in Hawkins at Jarvis Christian College in the early 1970s. I have great memories of Hawkins and going to the junior high school there.
The idea behind the penning of the family immigration saga has been brewing since my naturalization as a U.S. citizen in August of 1999.
Emma Palova biography