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21
FEB
2013

The Glamorous Life of a Writer

Even for us non-best-seller, struggling novelists, writing’s hard work. I can’t order “the muse” to visit me on command, and more often than not, I find myself either staring at a blank page for half an hour or – better yet – procrastinating. Here’s how a typical writing day...
05
JAN
2013

It’s All in the Zhuzhing

As I write this, my hair’s in a ponytail. (Well, it’s not long enough for a ponytail, really – think of it more as a pony tuft.) The point is, I’m no longer in high school (shocking, I know) and have long since outgrown my default hairstyle, the classic easy-care ’do of the Young...
04
OCT
2012

Out of Ireland

Book research trip or terrific vacation? Happily for me, last week was both. After spending our first night in Dublin to shake off our jet lag, we drove four hours to the west coast of Ireland, where I’m planning to set my next book, and checked in at the Dun Rí Guesthouse. We...