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Mother’s Day Gift Giveaway

April 25th, 2016|

Forget the candy and flowers this year. Give Mom a gift she'll actually want. Enter to win a free copy of What Was Mine, a twisted mother/daughter tale that's fast becoming

What Was Mine in Utica, New York

April 23rd, 2016|

Grateful to high school friends who came out on a sunny Saturday afternoon for my reading. Such fun to reconnect and remember our girls Catholic school high on a hill

Reading at The Juilliard School at Lincoln Center

April 18th, 2016|

Honored to read with poets Danniel Schoonbeek and  Desirée Alvarez in celebration of Desirée's remarkable new collection Devil's Paintbrush. Can there be any more beautiful place for a launch party than a sunset-filled room overlooking Broadway and Lincoln Center?

Woodstock Writers Recap

April 11th, 2016|

What a mind-blowing event. The Woodstock BookFest (formerly Woodstock Writers Festival) was held in Woodstock, unlike that long ago festival which should have been named Bethel instead. My favorite part, of course, was being on

I’m Going to Woodstock and You Can, Too

April 9th, 2016|

I'm excited to be part of Woodstock Writers Festival tomorrow. Fab speakers, fun parties and writerly merriment that only happens in Woodstock. The "What If" fiction panel will be moderated by Ann Hood talking with Maggie Mitchell, Robert

What Was Mine on NPR Radio

April 6th, 2016|

Thrilled to have been interviewed by "Book Talk" Joe Donahue on WAMC radio. Before the show, sitting in the green room waiting to go on, I listened to Joe chat with Suzanna Hermans,

IRL Lawyer from “Spotlight” Tells His Story

April 2nd, 2016|

OK, I know what writers do is important and all, but, hey, we're not the only storytellers, and the stories we tell (often our own wounding experiences reissued as fiction)

Ireland House and Doorknob Polishers

April 1st, 2016|

I was thrilled to read at NYU's Glucksman Ireland House last night, with my grandparents' old poster celebrating Irish independence projected behind me, a visual I stared at often in my youth, as