This is my brain on New York

January 19th, 2017|

  I always experience an extreme feeling of sensory overload when I'm in New York City. I usually stay at the same hotel, and always just collapse on the bed at [...]

Writer on the Rail, Day One

January 18th, 2017|

I'm writing this somewhere north of Florida as the southern sky fades from dusk to darkness. It's my first night on a 15-night, cross-country trip by train. A bit of backstory: [...]

Hot Books for Cold Winter Nights

January 1st, 2017|

  Happy 2017! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year and is ready to read, write and create in 2017! I've got lots of things planned, including an Amtrak [...]

Going Home, and a Giveaway

December 8th, 2016|

Me and my dad in the '70s. Because California, and Cookie Monster, are #1. It's my birthday this week! Normally, I don't do anything special, but this year [...]

The Story Series in Redbook!

December 5th, 2016|

  I'm thrilled to report that The Story Series is in lots of gift guides this month, including Redbook! The magazine said my novel is a "perfect read for any 50 Shades lover!" [...]

Holiday Giveaway!

November 25th, 2016|

So, I'm kind of in a lazy, hazy mood after eating turkey and being in the sun all day. My best friend from up north rented a condo on the Gulf [...]