No, Simon & Schuster isn’t violating Milo’s free speech

February 21st, 2017|

Last year, Simon & Schuster awarded professional provocateur Milo Yiannopoulis a $250K book contract for a book on "free speech." Today, they took that contract away after videotapes resurfaced in

why I’m asking Simon & Schuster to cancel my contract

February 15th, 2017|

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

Traveler’s Vade Mecum Poem in NYT Magazine

February 4th, 2017|

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.

New York Public Library launches The Traveler’s Vade Mecum

November 2nd, 2016|

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

preparing to launch

October 26th, 2016|

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

pub day for The Traveler’s Vade Mecum!

October 10th, 2016|

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


October 8th, 2016|

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.

going back to Decatur

September 2nd, 2016|

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

Wine & Words Authors Event in Minnesota

August 12th, 2016|

What a fun evening. Almost 400 book lovers came out last night for Wine & Words, an annual event sponsored by Friends of Brainerd Public Library. Lorna Landvik was the fun, funny, ukulele-playing

What Was Mine comes out in British translation today

August 11th, 2016|

I'm thrilled that the book is now available in the UK, thanks to Penguin Random House who translated title and cover for speakers of King's English. Find it in bookstores or