I write crime and horror fiction, mostly with a hardscrabble rural setting. My characters tend to be people who are damaged in some way even before I put them through the wringer, and my … Continue reading >>
My very first piece of fiction was written in the 5th grade, entitled, "The Ugly Princess: Believe it or Not." It was inspired by all those fairy tales with beautiful princesses, but I worried … Continue reading >>
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
-- Ursula K. Le … Continue reading >>
It's a chunky book that doesn't fit into one genre. Historical fiction? Magical realism? Asian literature? Speculative fiction? Family saga? World-fabulist-diverse-immigrant-adventure? Yes, a … Continue reading >>
I write for two weekly newspapers, The Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman's Journal, as well as daily content for our news website. I never saw myself as a reporter; my dad was the editor of our … Continue reading >>
Ali Luke’s guest column on "10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Dialogue" on Write To Done made me reflect on the things I've learned about dialogue over the years. There are easy ways for improving your … Continue reading >>