writing

timeless advice to writers

Leave it to my friend Michael to show up with such a one-of-a-kind gift. Only a fellow writer understands the treasure of a 70-year-old magazine: These are such fun to

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hello summer

We never go anywhere in the summer. Not because we’re lame (though we might be) but  because there is nowhere–repeat–nowhere nicer than the Pacific Northwest in summer. Particularly right here–I

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the sound of words

I get some crazy recognition errors when I dictate my handwritten draft into the computer with Dragon Naturally Speaking. This video is a perfect example of … well, see for

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Do something good.

    Brenda Novak’s auction for diabetes research is legendary by now. Why? Check out her amazing items for readers, writers or just folks who want to take a great

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talk talk talk

So here’s a little interview I did with Paul Sladkus on the Good News Broadcast. In which I Tell All, including what’s sexy about firefighters, how to find a publisher

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Check out my playlist.

Here’s a collection of some of the songs I listened to while writing Just Breathe. I tend to find songs that remind me of each character. Enjoy! Congrats to yesterday’s

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i faked reading this book

In my Shelf Awareness feature, I admitted to this: Book you’ve faked reading: Du Coté de Chez Swann by Marcel Proust. In French. I was trying to impress a professor

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because I love her…

If it’s true you’re judged by the company you keep, then I am doin’ good! I’m proud to be a part of this collection of essays, which includes pieces by

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series or single title?

From the Deborah Bouziden interview: How is writing a series different from writing a single title? Which do you prefer and why? SW: I love both, and continue to do

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