Ever wonder what makes a book catch fire? What makes a book impossible to put down?
I found this gem of an essay on storytelling with an unlikely title, The Dance of … Continue reading >>
I'm editing the second draft of my second novel, currently titled Desired Effect. The working log line is, "When a San Francisco actress lands her first film role as the often naked love … Continue reading >>
“Fiction is supposed to be, forgive me, less shitty than life. Better than life. It is supposed to make more sense than life. That’s one of the reasons we read, one of the reasons we write. We want … Continue reading >>
I write realistic fiction. Sometimes my books are filed under “mystery” or “thriller,” but when I’m writing, I’m thinking about the people involved—usually families at a point of crisis. My … Continue reading >>
I write across years, across pages, across oceans of memory. My poetry has been published widely in Canada and the US reaching a peak in 1996 with my poetry partner Linda Stitt in our book … Continue reading >>
Panic in a Suitcase follows the lives of the Nasmertovs, who emigrate from Odessa, for over two decades. The elders wonder if they made the right choice, moving to America, while, at the same time, … Continue reading >>