Testimonial from a Librarian

July 4th, 2016|

To me, more awesome than the awesomest fireworks today was a surprise tweet from a reader who spent her birthday with What Was Mine and made a testimonial video about it. Happy Birthday, Jennifer.

Postcards from Gaithersburg Book Festival

May 23rd, 2016|

I was thrilled to take part in Gaithersburg Book Festival this weekend. It's held just outside DC, an annual outdoor celebration of books and writing that is fast becoming one of the nation's

In Which I Lose my VRginity

May 20th, 2016|

In the 1960s, when I was a child, my father gave my sister and me a Viewmaster, bright red plastic binoculars with a slit to accomodate a circular rotation of thumb-nail

En route to Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday

May 18th, 2016|

Maryland! Sun! Crab! Coming! I'll be on a panel at 1:15 called Edge of Your Seat Fiction, with Sarah Pekkanen, moderated by Liz Hottel of Politics & Prose. I'm just as excited

Why I’m Not Writing a Sequel to What Was Mine

May 18th, 2016|

I'm grateful for readers' receptive response to "What Was Mine" and thrilled that many get so wrapped up in the world of Lucy, Mia and Marilyn that they're disappointed when the story

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