books

writing about real life

It’s been on my mind as I slog through the revisions on The Oysterville Sewing Circle (2019), a novel driven by domestic violence and the #MeToo movement. I’ve wanted to

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celesta’s-by-the-sea

There’s something about a beach town. I have many favorites all over the country–all over the world, even. But Narragansett and Point Judith, Rhode Island will always belong to a

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between you & me…is free

…to five lucky winners. Between You & Me has gone back to press yet again, thanks to readers sharing the love. So we’re celebrating by giving away five copies of

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about a dog

Lenny actually has more fans on the Internet than I do, so I thought I’d post the report here. He was my gift to myself for surviving a miserable divorce

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Kate & Anthony

This picture struck me because I can relate to it on so many levels. He’s writing. In longhand. On the Star Ferry in Hong Kong. It was posted so recently

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the "easier than you think" pie

People say something is “easy as pie” but I think they mean “easy as eating a piece of pie, right? Because most of us are pie-challenged. But there’s good news–it doesn’t

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the person attached to the legs

Publishers are keen on author branding, because it helps readers identify the person with the prose. A certain look, font, layout, logo–all can associate the writer with feel-good fiction, spooky

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