Big thanks to Melanie Locay, research director, who just gave me a key to The Allen Room where I've got a year's residency to write my next chapters in one of the best kept secret
The novel I'm writing takes place over the course three centuries. Two of the centuries are easy for me to set scenes in--I have a pretty good idea of what's going on
I was thrilled to sign a terrific contract last summer with Simon & Schuster for a new novel due to them in October 2017. In December, I learned that they're
First sighting of poem from The Traveler's Vade Mecum in The New York Times Magazine tomorrow. "There Was A Great Want of Civility" by Julie Suarez, chosen by Matthew Zapruder.
How fitting that the New York Public Library hosted the launch of THE TRAVELER'S VADE MECUM, anthology of new poems prompted by old telegrams, from Red Hen Press. The telegram titles were sourced from an 1853 compendium
Today, I'm in a "Staff Only" room at the main (lions) New York Public Library meeting with Dr. Carolyn Broomhead. She is helping us put together the launch reading for THE TRAVELER'S VADE
A few years ago, I came across THE TRAVELER'S VADE MECUM on Twitter. It was a compendium published in 1853--a book of 8566 telegrams, all numbered so the sender wouldn't
Look how happy we are discussing unhappy families for Litquake at San Francisco's historic Mechanics'-Mercantile Library. Big thanks to co-panelist Elizabeth Percer and moderator Anne Germanacos and Elise Proulx (not pictured) who put us together.
My family used to drive every year from Philadelphia to Decatur, Georgia to visit my dad's parents. I'll never forget those 14 hour car trips, jockeying for seat-space in our un-air-conditioned station wagon. (No seat