April 13, 2013

Love Anthony is now in paperback, which means, among other things, that it has a new cover design. I love the new cover. I think it’s eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing, and the image is even highly relevant to the story. Books covers are so important. It’s the fi...

November 19, 2012

I bought this notebook as a treat to myself. I love it–the words on the cover*, the size, its bendable frame. I’m hoping it inspires me to pick it up every day, to write Morning Pages and jot down ideas, capturing those flashes of divine lightning that will become Love...

January 30, 2012

I have about two months left to finish LOVE ANTHONY. Two months of writing, and then I need to edit, edit, edit, make sure the story WORKS, make sure I’ve told the truth. Please, God, let the story work. Please, when it’s done, let the story leave the reader with reson...

December 31, 2011

I’m at Spannocchia (a 900-year-old farmhouse near Siena), sitting outside on a cool, sunny day at a rickety round table, about the size of a large pizza, on the lawn overlooking the hills of Tuscany.

They took the lemon trees inside yesterday. Winter is coming. The two...

December 8, 2011

Just realized I’m on chapter 20. Sounds substantial, doesn’t it? I’m at about 46,000 words and 200 pages, so it’s getting there, baby. I go back and forth lately between thinking it’s brilliant to thinking it’s an absolute mess. I’m worried that Beth’s story doesn’t ti...

September 8, 2011

I was in London last month because LEFT NEGLECTED was chosen by Richard and Judy for their autumn 2011 book club. For those in the US who haven’t heard of Richard and Judy, their Book Club “has as powerful an influence on the UK book-buying public as the Oprah Winfrey...

January 14, 2011

I went to NYC on Tuesday with the plan to travel to Madison, CT that night with my publicist to attend a book event at RJ Julia’s. But alas, Mother Nature had other plans and threw a huge snow storm at us. The event has been moved to February 2, 7 pm. So, no book event...

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