The other side of the notebook

February 11th, 2017|

I've been a journalist for 25 years. Being a reporter is essential to who I am. Interviewing, questioning and taking notes are like breathing. Which is probably why the past [...]

On returning, and what I ate

February 7th, 2017|

  I've been back from my trip for almost a week, and I'm still trying to get my bearings. I won't lie: it's odd going on such a long journey [...]

Mission District Murals

January 28th, 2017|

  I have a thing for street art. Murals, light projects, sculptures. I'm not exactly sure when this started or why, but whenever I'm in a new place, I'm drawn [...]

Chicago to San Francisco

January 27th, 2017|

The train trip from Chicago to San Francisco was the longest yet — about 50 hours total. I spent most of my time revising and rewriting my next book, which [...]

Florida-New York-Chicago

January 24th, 2017|

Here's my trip in pictures so far!   Orlando, Fla.   View of moon from sleeper car   Me, leaving Florida   This [...]

Why I’m an indie author

January 20th, 2017|

"Who's your publisher?" I get that question a lot. And the answer is becoming more clear cut: me. A bit of backstory: I published my first two novels with a [...]