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
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
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
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.
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
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
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