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"The good ended happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means." 

--Oscar Wilde  

October 21, 2019

This Saturday I participated in one of my favorite events, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network's (BARN) annual It Was a Dark and Stormy Night. Six authors, including me, Kevin O'Brien, Warren Read, Lynn Brunelle, Maureen McQuerry, and Erica Bauermeister, read short ori...

September 17, 2019

I know it's been a long dry spell, and you've all been patiently waiting, and so I'm very very pleased to announce this:

The title is going to be changed, and I'll announce that when we decide what it's going to be, so stay tuned! Now I'm off to bury myself in revisions...

September 1, 2019

Starting today and running through September 30th, A Drop of Ink is on sale in Amazon's Literature and Fiction Kindle Monthly Deals for $.99--which is a price you can't beat. This is one of my favorites, and if you haven't read it yet, here's your opportunity!

 Also, st...

July 31, 2019

Today is the last day of my month-long break. Tomorrow, I go back to work researching a new novel. Unlike many people, I did not spend this vacation doing anything fun, like sitting in the sun or jetting to Italy or France. Instead, I did glamorous author-y things like...

June 15, 2019

Last week I turned in this to my agent:

 And so, this week I was free to go on a day out with my wonderful friends Kristin Hannah, Kimberly Fisk, and Jill Barnett into Seattle, where we blissfully imbibed cocktails at lunch, and then spent the rest of the afternoon watc...

June 14, 2019

I'm teaching a Master Class called Your Novel's Bones, on June 29, 2019, in Everett, WA. It's hosted by the Evergreen Chapter RWA, but it's open to all writers, and we're going to be talking about Structuring the Novel in general--it's not a genre-specific class. This...

April 4, 2019

Coming to you through the haze of tree pollen allergies (a fairly recent thing--thank you, Universe), a broken temporary crown that keeps poking me in the cheek, and a pesky and relentless new idea that keeps nagging at me when I supposed to be editing the latest manus...

January 3, 2019

Hoping all of you had a wonderful holiday season--mine was a bit hectic, but full of joy as always, and included in that joy is this announcement:

The full list of authors involved is:  Paula McClain, Katherine Chen, Alyson Richman, Lisa Wingate, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, C...

November 6, 2018

Whoever planted this sign is my new favorite person, which reminds me to urge all of you to VOTE TODAY! (Though perhaps not for Cersei Lannister).

Please Vote. It is so, so important, whoever you vote for.

October 28, 2018

As I think I've said before, Halloween is not my favorite time of year. I love October, with its colors and its chill, dark evenings, and I love fall. But I hate to be scared, and I can't read horror or see horror films, because they STAY WITH ME FOREVER. Which doesn't...

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October 21, 2019