Please check here for my latest news, any upcoming events, and occasionally some of my thoughts on writing.
I'm pretty sure I'm not the only person on the planet with mixed feelings about technology. Every day, I depend on my computer, my tablet, my smart phone, and my smart watch, yet there are days when I swear I'd prefer parchment paper and quill pens. Though I don't normally write personal essays, a recent spate of tech glitches inspired me to submit a short piece to Off Campus Writers Workshop, which they published in their About Wrote column. Please read it at the Off Campus Writers Workshop.
My website has a new look!
In addition to refreshing the layout and visuals, I’ve simplified the tabs to keep this an easy place to share what I’m working on and what events are on my calendar. With three new books in draft form, I’m looking forward to getting them published and in the hands of my readers. I’ve also got nearly a dozen new short stories ready to send out into the world.
It's been nearly fours years since I've posted an update. Chalk it up to the pandemic, being generally overwhelmed, and any other readily available excuse. I have, however, been writing. If all goes according to plan I will have new books available soon. More coming later.
June 14, 2018
Back in November, I thought I had the manuscript finished but, fortunately, I have a wonderful agent who was honest enough to set me straight when my starry-eyed enthusiasm for the new story blinded me to the fact that major revisions were needed. And I'm discovering so much more about these characters, the world they occupy, and why this particular story is important to me. Hoping to have a presentable draft done by the end of the summer. Stay tuned.
January 14, 2017
Author event at Cook Memorial Library @ 2:30 pm
I've almost finished the first draft of my new novel! 248 pages and counting. One character, in particular, is going to undergo a drastic change. From where I sit now, that looks like at least another six months of work.
In the meantime, when the novel gets too frustrating, I play around with short stories. One of my favorites just got published last month at Boomer Lit (boomerlitmag.com). Now I just need to find homes for the other dozen or so stories.
January 12, 2016
Lake Bluff Library Book Club Author Talk @ 7:00 pm
This week I had the chance to meet with the Lake Bluff Library Book Club. They had chosen The World Undone for this month's discussion and invited me for a Q & A. Really smart women asked really good questions, and I had such a good time. Thanks, Ladies!